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Brazilian Carnival in Brisbane lives on in honour of late founder

The morning session runs from 10am to 2pm, while the evening session, from 3pm, will have more DJs and Rio music as entertainment, with bars opening.

Bakker said the costume contest held at the event grew bigger every year.

The carnival has two sessions during the day.

“You will see one or two people wearing normal clothes, but most people dress up. You will see angel wings or something on heads. Some boys dress up as girls and everyone is very colorful,” he said.

“Last year the guy who won was dressed up like Noah’s Ark, with all the animals, and he even had a lady in the boat – it was so random, but it was amazing.”

Bakker said the festival was an integral part of Brisbane’s cultural events calendar, which now took on greater significance thanks to Silva’s work.

“He was always throwing parties for the community at large and was always incredibly friendly,” he said.

“He started a Brazilian Independence Day event in September before he came up with the idea of ​​a carnival.

“He made everything better with his smile. It has brought you joy.”

Bakker called on everyone to visit the festival next month to enjoy the culture and honor Silva.

“Every year we see more and more people getting involved and joining in on the fun,” he said.

“It’s an opportunity for us to showcase and share the best of Brazilian culture with the wider community.”

Tickets are available online here. The morning session costs about $15, with free admission for children under 12, and the afternoon session prices are about $27.