In Brazil, the month of March is all about one thing: THE CARNAVAL!
The country's annual festival officially kicked off last March 1-5. And while it was nothing compared to the videos of the recent parades my cousin sent us, I feel so lucky we were able to attend a rehearsal for the carnaval when we were there last year and got a glimpse of what the world-famous festival has to offer.
My cousin Melisa brought me and my sister Ainna to the rehearsal of G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, a popular school of samba in the city of Rio De Janeiro.
TRIVIA: Every year, different schools of samba compete each other for the best performance during the festival. Salgueiro was the vice champion of this year's carnaval while the Unidos da Tijuca was the grand winner.
Initially, I thought we were just going to be mere spectators as the performers showed off their moves. But four glasses of caipirinhas later, us ladies found ourselves partying the night away!
Luckily, I was able to take a couple of shots before I got carried away by all the singing and dancing.