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Sesimbra Carnival
The Carnival is one of the highlights in the town of Sesimbra. Much of their success is due to the commitment of hundreds of volunteers who, months before, begin to prepare everything in detail.
The parades of the Samba Schools and groups, which together have more than two thousand participants, are the most developed in Portugal and take it as the main focus of the program.
Sesimbra Carnival also includes parades of schools, bringing together hundreds of children and the traditional Clown Parade, one of the largest in the world.
The traditions also mark presence in these days with the Cegadas, Street Theaters that are more than 100 years old, the Cavalhadas and the Burial of the Cod, which marks the end of the revelry
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About Samba:
The name samba likely comes from the Angolan semba (or mesemba), a type of ritual music, but this has been disputed. Portuguese ethnographer and folklorist Edmundo Correia Lopes talks about a dance from the Portuguese Guinea to which Brazilian people gave the name of samba, which would be, according to him, a very close relative to Brazilian samba.

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Nikon D40
2009/02/22 15:49:26.2
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 20mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/5
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Less Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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