A girl from the Tradicao School dressed up in a costume with Brazilian colours ande with a Brazilian flag. © Photo Copyright: Brazil Explorerer - www.brazil.de
During the Carnival the city will be
turned upside down. On the parade route in front of Copacabana beach, dancers on
floats in feathered costumes and sequined bikinis are swaying their hips to the
drum beat, and fans are cheering them from the sidewalks.
Meet the Cariocas, as locals
call themselves, and enjoy their way to have fun, but of course you
will meet other Brazilians from around the
The Carnival is a four day event
that changes dates every year. It begins forty days before the Catholic holiday,
Lent. The celebrations start Friday, prior to Ash Wednesday up until the
following Tuesday. Ash Wednesday is a day used for recovering from the previous
Be aware of that
Carnival is the peak holiday season in Brazil
. Offices and
businesses close during the festivities. Since Brazilians take time off and travel,
you have to plan your trip well in advance. Bear in mind
that you are competing for a hotel room, not only with with Brazilians, but
also with tourists from all over the world.
former carnivals in Rio. People dance days and nights non
stop. © Photo
Copyright: Brazil Explorerer - www.brazil.de.
prepared for the coming carnivals in Rio
Don`t miss it! To help you
to plan your trip, so you can experience one of the best carnival
celebrations in the world, we have listed the coming carnival dates in
17, 18, 19,
2, 3, 4,
21, 22, 23,
13, 14, 15,
The Rio Carnival it`s also a wild 4 days event, which
starts on Saturday 25 February this year and ends on Fat Tuesday 28
February, leading up to Ash Wednesday (1st March), the beginning of Lent in the
Roman Catholic calendar. Is the Carnival celebration
in Rio the best in the world?
What's your opinion? Express yourself on our website and let others read your
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Read more about the
carnival on the ultimate guide about Brazil - the website Brazil
More information coulb be found on the
Brazil Tourisme: www.braziltourism.org.
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