Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the greatest events in the world. This spectacular festival with street parade, samba music and dance takes place every year around the month of February.
People from all over the world flock to Rio de Janeiro city, to enjoy 4 days of fun filled night parades and other street parties. Sambadrome is a special street built for to celebrate this carnaval event. Sambadrome street's sides are built with special seating capacity of nearly 65,000 for VIP's and guests to witness the event.
Thousands of people playing the samba music and dancing to the beat on the street is a spectacular event everyone must see. Parade of decorated floats which are organized by "scolas" with each school parade includes more than 4,000 participants dressed in traditional fine looking dresses and to the music of more than 300 percussionists. Each group is given 90 minutes of parade time from on end to the other end, while judges will select the best float and present them with the cash price. The participants in this event include dancing and singing children, beautiful dancing women along with muscular young men dancing to the samba music all night. The event takes place each year just before "Lent" that is seven Sundays before the Easter Sunday. As this is not a fixed one, so from February till March, Carnival dates may vary. In this period the roads, squares and night clubs are filled with joyous people and music. Every corner a you can see a music band or group playing and people dancing. Drinks and food are served on the road side restaurants and joints. Large hotels, restaurants clubs offer their own carnival gala, balls and their own programs. The carnival used to be televised all over the Brazil live.
Other Events in Rio.
Rio de Janeiro city not only offers the carnival but also there are many other attractions all around the year. The Copacabana beach with silver sand is stretched to more than 4 km. This beach offers many kind of water sports activities along with bright sunlight. If you don't like any activities, you can sit and relax under a beach umbrella with a cool coconut or your favorite hot drink in the beach side restaurants. On Sundays the busy road along the beach will be closed for traffic and opened only for pedestrians till the night Further interesting things there in Rio are Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain, and Maracana football stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.
You can reach Rio for carnival by standard flights, through travel agents or by booking cruise ships. When you have booked for cruise ships there is no problem for the hotel accommodation, as it will stay there during the carnaval days. Otherwise you must make early booking with any of the available hotels in Rio de Janeiro city for the event. Don't forget to book your seat for the Rio de Janeiro carnival nights.
Carnival 2018. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio Carnival 2018 starts on February 09th Friday. 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th February are the main parade Dates. 13th February is the final date.
Closes on Tuesday 17th February 2018 after Champion Parade.
Tickets prices used to start from US$ 27 and can go up to US$ 410 that will give give extra services and facilities. Street parades are free to join by any visitor. On a typical parade day nearly 2 million people used to gather in the parade grounds and around the surrounding streets.