São Paulo, South America’s largest city, kicked off Brazil’s Carnival 2023 on Friday night, with the traditional samba school parades, in a renewed party after two years of suspensions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
São Paulo is one of Brazil’s leading sites for Carnival festivities, and Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Recife, traditional crowded squares for the country’s main popular celebration.
The parades with packed grandstands at the São Paulo sambadrome began with the Independente Tricolor samba school, which chose the theme of the Trojan War to showcase its music and color . . .