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Rio Carnival 2020, Brazil

If you look at the bucket list for many people, chances are that heading to what is known as the biggest show on Earth is somewhere near the top of the list. The Rio Carnival is one of the biggest parties in the world and it is something that has to be seen and experienced to be believed. In fact, as many as 6 million people are thought to be at the carnival every year and of this figure 1.5 million are tourists.

Thinking about joining in the celebrations? Here are some of the things that you might want to know about Rio Carnival before you go there…..

When is Rio Carnival?

The Rio Carnival is held at the end of February/the beginning of March every single year. The date will change, as it coincides with Ash Wednesday (this is the last day when the party is most definitely over). If you are looking to enjoy the carnival then you are going to need to make travel plans around that time of year. The carnival is not just one day, rather it carries on from the Friday to the Tuesday (which is known as Fat Tuesday to those in the know).  Rio Carnival 202o will  begin on 21st February and end on 29th February.

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Samba competition at Rio Carnival

The Sambadrome

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the entire Carnival has to be the Samba parade and with good reason.  Throughout the parade there are over 3,000 people participating, the majority of which are from the local communities. For many of these people, they will have spent all year preparing for the carnival, working on their floats, their costumes and also their performances too.

Along with the parade there is also the Samba school competition, which is a ticketed event if you want to go and see it. There will be around 12 different Samba schools, all gathering in the Sambadrome and ready to take on one another, claiming the prestigious and much sought after championship title. Each of the schools present a theme and they showcase this using a team of musicians, Samba dances and floats too.

Street Parties

Another huge part of the Rio Carnival are street parties or Blocos that take part all over the city. On average, there will be around 587 street parties throughout the course of the carnival, which means that you are always going to be able to find somewhere to dance, to sing and to just let your hair down and have some fun.

The largest of all the Blocos is the Cordao Da Bola Prega, which is held on the Saturday night in the heart of the city. This particular gathering can draw as many as 1 million people, which makes for one huge party.

The only way that you can really understand what the Rio Carnival is about is to see it with your own eyes. So, why not grab your brightest clothes, dust off your party hat and get yourself to Rio, we can promise you that this is one party that you will never ever forget!

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february 21 (Friday) - 29 (Saturday)

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnival 2020, Brazil

If you look at the bucket list for many people, chances are that heading to what is known as the biggest show on Earth is somewhere near the top of the list. The Rio Carnival is one of the biggest parties in the world and it is something that has to be seen and experienced to be believed. In fact, as many as 6 million people are thought to be at the carnival every year and of this figure 1.5 million are tourists.

Thinking about joining in the celebrations? Here are some of the things that you might want to know about Rio Carnival before you go there…..

When is Rio Carnival?

The Rio Carnival is held at the end of February/the beginning of March every single year. The date will change, as it coincides with Ash Wednesday (this is the last day when the party is most definitely over). If you are looking to enjoy the carnival then you are going to need to make travel plans around that time of year. The carnival is not just one day, rather it carries on from the Friday to the Tuesday (which is known as Fat Tuesday to those in the know).  Rio Carnival 202o will  begin on 21st February and end on 29th February.

Time and Date

Location

Calendar

Organizer

Samba competition at Rio Carnival

The Sambadrome

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the entire Carnival has to be the Samba parade and with good reason.  Throughout the parade there are over 3,000 people participating, the majority of which are from the local communities. For many of these people, they will have spent all year preparing for the carnival, working on their floats, their costumes and also their performances too.

Along with the parade there is also the Samba school competition, which is a ticketed event if you want to go and see it. There will be around 12 different Samba schools, all gathering in the Sambadrome and ready to take on one another, claiming the prestigious and much sought after championship title. Each of the schools present a theme and they showcase this using a team of musicians, Samba dances and floats too.

Street Parties

Another huge part of the Rio Carnival are street parties or Blocos that take part all over the city. On average, there will be around 587 street parties throughout the course of the carnival, which means that you are always going to be able to find somewhere to dance, to sing and to just let your hair down and have some fun.

The largest of all the Blocos is the Cordao Da Bola Prega, which is held on the Saturday night in the heart of the city. This particular gathering can draw as many as 1 million people, which makes for one huge party.

The only way that you can really understand what the Rio Carnival is about is to see it with your own eyes. So, why not grab your brightest clothes, dust off your party hat and get yourself to Rio, we can promise you that this is one party that you will never ever forget!

Brazil carnival hoiliday in Rio
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Booking Your Rio Carnival Holiday

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