What is it about?
This text reflects on the relationship between national identity and popular feast in Brazil and Portugal during the 20th century, from a comparative analysis of two nuclear cultural events: the samba schools’ parade in Rio de Janeiro and the popular marches of Lisbon.
Why is it important?
The exercise, held in a relevant set of studies on each of the cases, is justified by the substantive set of similarities both in the historical process, the content, the structure, and the organization of those urban popular parades. In it we noted the importance of the dictatorial periods for construction and urban centrality of these parties.
The following have contributed to this page: Daniel J. S. Melo