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Capunga (District, Recife)

Capunga and Graças emerged from 19th-century settlements in the area extended from Camboa do Manguinho—today Parque Amorim (Amorim Park)—to the banks of the Capibaribe River.

Carnival of Olinda

The Carnivals of Recife and Olinda are mixed in the consolidation of commitment to the reveler, because the festival focus on popular participation.

Carnival: origin and evolution

The word carnival, derived from the Latin expression “carne levale,” began to become known around the 11th and 12th centuries and means “to remove the flesh,” that is, “abstention from the flesh” and is associated with the control of worldly pleasures.

Casa Amarela (Neighbourhood, Recife)

According to historian Pereira da Costa, the earliest reference tothe origin of ‘Arraial’ village, the former name of the place, is from1630, when GenMatias de Albuquerque raised the Bom Jesus royal fort to protect the interior of Pernambuco from the Dutch.

Caxangá Avenue (Recife, PE)

The name Caxangá does not have a very clear origin. Some authors claim that it is a corruption of the tupy word caa-çan-áb, which means extended forest or caa-çang-gua, weeds of the dilated valley, or even caa-ciangá, weeds of the stepmother or godmother.