Why are these men dressed as nuns?

Why are these men dressed as nuns?
Why are these men dressed as nuns?

Thousands of people dressed as nuns have been enjoying a street party in Rio, Brazil on the first day of the city's carnival.

Legend has it that a Carmelite nun jumped over the convent's walls to join the fun and only returned four days later when carnival ended.

Julia Carneiro reports from the Carmelitas party in the bohemian Santa Teresa neighbourhood.

BBC

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