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In a typical year, today would have marked the grand finale of Carnaval. The annual festival is the biggest of its kind and the most renowned, with viewers from around the globe tuning in to catch a glimpse of its famous samba parades, ornate floats, and glittering costumes. Carnaval’s glamour and magnetic energy has influenced countless films and fashion collections, but it’s more than a nonstop party. A vibrant tribute to Brazilian culture and the last hurrah before the observance of Lent, it is a significant tradition that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to a halt. For the first time in a century, Carnaval was canceled. But that hasn’t stopped Carnaval’s biggest fans from celebrating on a smaller scale, just ask Sabrina Sato.