18 designs collected by spoonflower
Some say that the word “carnaval” (in Portuguese) comes from the Latin “carne vale” meaning “farewell to the meat”, as this festival is held before the Christian holiday of Lent. Either way, the party has evolved from just food to dancing, parades, floats, music and more. It’s a wild and crazy time—up to 2 million people are in the streets of Rio de Janeiro celebrating each day. If you want to channel some of that cheer, apply one of these designs to your next swimsuit for a beach party.