What began as a festival celebrated in honour of the Greek gods during the early 15th century is now known as the Rio Carnival and it is considered to be one of the biggest parties in the world.
It is celebrated before Lent and draws the attention of tourists from every corner of the globe. Whether you’d like to party down in the streets or in high-end sophisticated balls, the party never stops at the Rio Carnival.
All You Need to Know About Rio Carnival
This colourful celebration reflects the cultural and religious richness of Brazil. The influence of African culture and religion is demonstrated clearly on this carnival. Vibrant samba parade and dances are the key elements of the celebration that leaves tourists enthralled. Here are the top attractions of the Rio Carnival.
King Momo Coronation
The peek moment of the carnival for the locals is when the mayor of Rio gives the key of the city to King Momo, marking the beginning of Carnival celebrations.
Parade at the Sambadrome
The Sambadrome is where all the participants and contenders of the grand Rio Carnival will perform. The Sambadrome is a stadium, built in 1984 to provide a better performance arena for all the samba schools that joined the Rio Carnival competition. Every year, each school chooses a theme on which their samba song and dance is based.
The Rio Carnival Ball
The annual magic ball is held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. This is one of the most important parties of the Carnival weekend with most of Rio’s affluent and international celebrities will be present. Aside from the Magic Ball at the Copacabana, the Rio Carnival is also celebrated at the Scala Rio Nightclub.
Transcending the boundaries of Sambadrome, the carnival makes its way on to the streets. If you want to experience the Carnival atmosphere, visit the main street of downtown Rio where you will see “blocos”. Blocos are groups of people who play Samba in the street.
Dressing up in costume and fun face paints, it’s really important in Rio during Carnival. However, ensure to wear light clothes because of the temperature.
Carnival Street food
Mingling between the street dances and samba bands, the streets of Rio are lined with over 50 delicious street food stalls. Featuring unique Brazilian cuisine heavily influenced by its European, Middle Eastern, Asian and African heritage.
Rio de Janeiro carnival is one of the biggest carnivals in the world, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this amazing experience!
Visit Rio de Janeiro with Zeriah travels from the 18th – 26th February 2020 from N950,000 and be part of this beautiful and colourful celebration.
Dine at Marius Degustare BBQ & Seafood
Jeep Safari Rainforest
Sugar Loaf RIO by Night
Ginga Tropical (samba dance)
Rio night parade ‘Sambadrome’
Boat tour of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
River rafting and tube activities
Lots of interesting activities
For more information about Rio de Janeiro Carnival https://youtu.be/9ztLCSwg6k0
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