CARNIVAL 2023: Traditional Blocks Won’t Reappear After Pandemic  JC Online

CARNIVAL 2023: Traditional Blocks Won’t Reappear After Pandemic JC Online

THE Carnival 2023 will be a fresh start for revelers who can’t wait to hit the streets after two years without Momo celebrations Covid19 pandemic. However, the joy of towing a crowd will not be available to everyone. In Olindamany of the traditional blocks and sections will remain exposed.

THE Galicia in Folia Is one of them. The block was born from a friends football team who decided to travel 34 years ago uptown Sundays from carnival. The joke grew, reaching 500 participants in 2020 — the last time it came out.

However, the President, Marcones Alves, 52, had a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) after contracting the new coronavirus and is still recovering from the damage today. The family then decided to devote all efforts to the family’s health carnivalesque.

“Put that block on the road requires time, dedication and care; and the priority today is his recovery. We tried to express it, but no one would have the strength to handle the bureaucratic part,” said Galícia’s wife and treasurer, Flávia Marcones, 42.

already the No direction and no direction, founded 26 years ago, has been hampered by a lack of resources and the Kraken variant of Covid19. The average cost for the block would be BRL40,000 as it provides food and drink for around 700 revelers on Saturday from Zé Pereira.

“We did a financial survey and things have gone up a lot. We were afraid we wouldn’t be able to sell enough to cover costs,” said President and Founder Antônio Pereira, 65.

“It’s the first time we stop parading. When you talk about it, I cry,” he said, who intends to organize the party again in 2023.

In the Red Aratu, financial difficulties came before the pandemic. After 19 years, the 2020 parade did not take place due to financial difficulties and it will remain so.

“It will continue like this because this year we would not even be able nor would we have the security to go because in practice the Covid problem has not been solved,” commented President Múcio Magalhães, 60.

The block cost around R$10,000, which involved buying shirts, hiring orchestras and organizing headquarters, and relied on donations which stopped coming.

“With the crisis and the pandemic, they no longer wanted to contribute. It was difficult to get a donation of R$ 200 or R$ 300 Reais […] It was boring and exhausting and I decided I wasn’t going to go through it anymore,” he said.

THE cement block, 40 years old, considered not participating in the 2023 carnival due to a lack of sponsors; However, President Ricardo Cutia, 58, has changed his mind and will pay for it with the help of revelers.

“My kids, friends, everyone asked for the block and said I couldn’t go. So all that’s missing is confirmation of the location, but it should happen on the same day, Carnival Sunday, and with the same structure,” says Cutia.

In 2020, more than 500 people were part of the cement block that began with a group of workers at a cement factory.

Carnival blocks 2023

Club registration will continue in Olinda until at least January 20th. By January 5, 126 associations had already submitted the application. THE JC asked for an update on this issue and will replace it in the story if responded to.

Carnival program in Pernambuco

Saturday, 01/21

Open rehearsal Lovers of Glory

  • Oro Garimpo Kitchen | Encruzilhada Market Box 173 Encruzilhada, Recife PE
  • 12 o’clock
  • Attraction: Maestro Lessa’s Orchestra

woman on stick

  • 17 o’clock
  • Frege | A V. Rio Branco, 155 Recife, PE

block of nothing

  • 17 o’clock
  • Eduardo’s Bodega | a bad one. Deodoro, 252 Encruzilhada, Recife PE
  • Sights: Sound na Rural | Mestizo Caboclo | Cassio Sette | Botelho Frevo and Folia Orchestra | The Caetanos | DJ Tcheras (Portugal).
  • More information at

Macuca’s ball

  • Portuguese Club | A V. Conselheiro Rosa e Silva, 172, Graças, Recife PE
  • 8 p.m
  • Sights: Alceu Valença | Zombie Nation | Maestro Oséas invites Flaira Ferro and Gabi do Carmo | a DJ Patrick Tor4
  • Tickets:

bal mask

TCM If I flop, kiss me

Sunday, 01/22

John Travolta preview

IX Sunny morning of the Saudade block

  • AABB Recife | A V. Doctor Malaquias, 204 Graces, Recife
  • 12 o’clock


  • Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos | Rua 27 de Janeiro, 128 Carmo, Olinda
  • 14 o’clock

Conquering Lion Sound System + RAS sounds

  • 19 o’clock
  • Recanto do Inga | PE001, 732 Carmo, Olinda
  • spontaneous collaboration

Friday, 01/27

Azoogue’s ball

Preview Sobrecu

  • 21h
  • Recanto do Inga | PE001, 732 Carmo, Olinda PE

XI Night of Flabelos Saudade Block

  • AABB Recife | A V. Doctor Malaquias, 204 Graces, Recife
  • 22 O `clock

Saturday, 01/28

Eu Acho é Little red and yellow ball

  • Casa da Rabeca in Cidade Tabajara | Olinda PE
  • More information coming soon @euachhoepouco

Alexandre Gondim/JC Imagem

CARNAVAL Eu Acho é Small parades in the streets of the Upper Town since 1977 Alexandre Gondim/JC Imagem

Anita’s essays

Friday, 02.03

Preview What Now Jose?

Saudade Marching Arrangement

AABB Recife | A V. Doctor Malaquias, 204 Thank you, Recife PE,

Saturday, April 2nd

elephants trot

  • For free
  • More info on @elefantedeolinda

Sunday, 05.02

Open sample, I think it’s little

  • Praça Laura Nigro, R. de São Bento, S/N Carmo, Olinda PE
  • 10 am

Open test Pitombeira

  • Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos | Rua 27 de Janeiro, 128 Carmo, Olinda
  • 14 o’clock

Friday, 02.10

Meanwhile in the Hall of Justice

XXXVIII Saudade Ball

  • AABB Recife | A V. Doctor Malaquias, 204 Graces, Recife
  • 8 p.m

Saturday, 02.11


  • Carnival Troca Pitombeirinha dos Quatro Cantos
  • More information coming soon @turmadapitombeira

I take revenge on you at carnival

  • 10 am
  • More information coming soon @eumevingodetunocarnaval

The beards

  • Poço da Panela, Recife PE, Brazil
  • 10 am

Sunday, 02.12

Olinda Beer

  • Pernambuco Convention Center | A V. Prof. Andrade Bezerra, s/n Salgadinho, Olinda PE
  • 9 am
  • Sights: Priscila Sena (Muse) | Wesley Safadao | Thiaguinho | Ivete Sangalo | Leo Santana | Bell Brands | João Gomes | Alok | Raphaela Santos
  • Tickets:

Are you crazy

  • Square Cel. Joao Lapa | Varadouro, OlindaPE
  • 10 am

Party calendar Carnival 2023 in Pernambuco

Friday, 02/17

76th Anniversary of Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos

  • Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos | Rua 27 de Janeiro, 128 Carmo, Olinda
  • More information coming soon @turmadapitombeira


Mixed Carnival Troça Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos BOBBY FABISAK/ACERVO JC PICTURE

Saturday, 02/18

Galo da Madrugada block


EXPECTATION The last Galo da Madrugada in Recife took place in 2020 ALEXANDRE GONDIM/JC IMAGE

Carvalheira na Ladeira 2023

Sunday, 02/19

midnight man

Carvalheira na Ladeira 2023

Monday, 02/20

Carvalheira na Ladeira 2023

Tuesday, 02/21

Carvalheira na Ladeira 2023

Schedule for Ash Wednesday in Pernambuco

Wednesday, 02/22

Potato cod block

  • Alto da Se | Olinda PE
  • More information coming soon