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For the Women Nearly Divine

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 06/03/2020

Women were made to be loved, period. The rest is complementary or routine. From early on, young girls dream of their prince charming, of better days, of good friends and parents, of sincere loving in all the ways of love. Women enchant us ever since early age. Just look at all the girly games and playfulness, such grace and beauty! They seem happier thanboys. Whoever has seen girls running barefoot, playing jump-rope –do the...

Woman, Heavenly Moments

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 04/03/2020

  They say the Devil’s greatest invention was the lemon, created in his attempt to copy the orange, God’s newest invention. The latter, as they say, was God’s second best invention of all time. The first of course, was woman. WOMAN! That magic word, capable of diverting the most serious of discussions at any table. Her body, mysterious. Her face, clean, or with creams and lipstick. Her bust, arms, hands, polished or “...

(Português) O dia em que fui porta-estandarte

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 21/02/2020

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(Português) Ai que saudades dos blocos caricatos!

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Carnivalesque Parades Occupy Belo Horizonte

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 19/02/2020

Until the early ’60s, it was one hell of a scene the entire week preluding carnival, with all the caricatos coming in from the nearby villages and town quarters, comprised mainly of men dressed as women. During the three-day-long carnival, sparse parade blocks roam the city and colorful parties concentrate in clubs and company quarters. The Bank Workers Union was one point of excitement for its employees. It was a beauti...

História do Carnaval – parte I

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 11/02/2020

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The Saint Sebastian Festival in Pompéu, Memories

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 15/01/2020

Back when I was a young child and adolescent, sometime around 1948 to 1960, the best fun you could get in my old hometown, especially for the poor, were at the religious festivals. The religious festivals were festivals for the poor, where no distinctions were made regarding social class. After the Three Kings Festival went by, reaching its peak on the 6th of January, we anxiously awaited the glorious Festival of Saint Sebasti...

The Epiphany Festival

Publicado por Sebastião Verly
Data da publicação: 02/01/2020

Folia de Reis (The Epiphany Festival) is a celebration of Portuguese origin closely linked to the Catholic celebration of Christmas, brought to Brazil in the early stages of the formation of Brazil’s cultural identity, and that still lives in the folklore of many regions around the country. The variations are many and differ even within one region. It is considered one of the liveliest parties in the country that mixes folkl...