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Street Carnival in Olinda

Blocos are the street bands and groups that are the main popular expression in Carnival of Pernambuco in Brazil. These demonstrations are mixed under the term "street carnival", a term that still includes the bandstands and parades at streets of Olinda and Recife, and happen during a period of about two months (beginning before and finishing after Carnival).

The biggest bloco is the Galo da Madrugada that attracts more than 2,000,000 people to downtown Recife.

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