Palmeiras’ history laid out for the world during Carnival


These last few days, the largest and most spectacular yearly open space festivity in the world took place all over Brazil: Carnival. In Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the traditional samba schools have supporters and stir up passions just like football does. In fact, some samba schools originate from organised football supporters – just like the Mancha Verde samba school, created in 1995 and originating from Palmeiras’ largest supporter group with the same name.

During Carnival, the samba schools compete – in accordance to strict rules – to crown a champion. Mancha Verde was first among the São Paulo schools to parade this year, and the theme chosen for the parade was “Palmeiras – 100 Years of Battles and Glory”, telling the story about Brazil’s most successful football club.

The school this year came in 28 segments, with five cars and a total of 3.500 people in costumes…

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