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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday (quarta-feita de cinzas) is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian (Catholic) calendar. The ashes that Catholic Christians receive on this day are a symbol of reflection on the duty of conversion, of changing one's life, of remembering the transient, fleeting, ephemeral fragility of human life, subject to death.

Brazilian Carnival

Carnival came to Brazil through the practice of entrudo, a very popular game in Portugal. This practice was established in Brazil in the transition from the 16th to the 17th century and was very popular until the 19th century, disappearing from the country in the middle of the 20th century due to the repression that was established against this game.

What is Weird Fiction?

Weird Fiction is closely associated with two names: First, the American writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, a name that became synonymous with Weird Fiction in the 1920s and 1930s and one of the main disseminators of this expression of the fantastic in the country (JOSHI, 2014, p. 493).