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Carnaval in São Paulo

lifestyle & tra…events

16 September 2011
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Carnival in São Paulo is one of the biggest in Brazil. The largest city in Latin America organizes the most important Brazilian cultural manifestation full of creativity and beauty.

 

Five nights of parades for almost 120,000 people singing together at bleachers, showing their joy and way of life.

Due to Carnival, the city of São Paulo hosts 30,000 tourists, generating R$ 51,000,000 income. It is expected that 20% of visitors come from abroad.

 

Carnival in Sao Paulo generates almost 25,000 direct and indirect jobs in 52 economic sectors. A study carried out by São Paulo City Council shows that samba schools in Special Group employ 120-200 people for Carnival production: 30% work in samba schools for more than 8 years; 28% work almost 8 months a year in samba schools; and 42% are employed just before the parade; 14 samba schools are in special group: almost 2,240 jobs (estimation).