Every year, to celebrate the onset of Lent, the forty days of abstinence before Easter, a Carnival of colors is held in Sao Paolo. This year, Lebanon will be taking part for the first time ever and will be represented by The Império da Casa Verde group who has decided to pay a tribute to our beloved country.

According to the Directors of the parade: Lebanese people are very similar to Brazilians; there is a very particular feature that makes the Samba and the Lebanese dance closely related. […] The last sector of the school’s performance will be the surprise this year, where the Lebanese group will arrive together.

The hard work and dedication put to represent our dear country is overwhelming, especially in these tough times. Here is the link to the parade (Lebanon shows up from minute 39:00 and on):

Here are a few pictures of the event: