Carnaval Celebrated With Google Doodle in Brazil

    February 12, 2013
    Chris Crum

Google has a doodle on its Brazil home page today, celebrating Carnaval (Carnival).

Google regularly celebrates Carnaval from Feb 7-12. For the third year in a row, YouTube is streaming events. In a post on February 4, Google wrote:

What better way to experience a party the size of Brazil than by connecting to the rhythms and local traditions of six different cities—from Rio de Janeiro’s samba and Salvador’s axé to southern Brazil’s frevo. This year, you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Olinda, São Luís do Maranhão, Ouro Preto and Pirenópolis.

Pick from a series of live feeds, camera angles and performances from the city of your choice, right in the middle of the party. Channel feeds are made possible by a combination of YouTube Live and Google+ Hangouts. In total, you can access a total of 150 hours of live Carnival feeds—from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Google has also joined with photographers to upload pictures of “Carnaval’s best moments” from 20 different Brazillian cities at Google+ Carnaval.


Chris Crum
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