There are Carnival celebrations throughout the world, but the biggest and most famous of the world’s Carnival festivities takes place in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio Carnival is absolutely the greatest Carnival celebration on earth, offering a unique and timeless take on the pre-Lenten festival!
Rio Carnival attracts more than half a million tourist who flock to Rio from around the world. Brazilian citizens will also travel to Rio de Janeiro from all over this great and prosperous country. All this means is that on any given day of Rio Carnival, there could be well over two million people flooding the Rio Beaches, Streets, Bars & Nightclubs and Restaurants of Rio De Janeiro as street parades, blocos and street parties are thrown throughout the city.
For many, Rio Carnival is about drinking and partying — but it’s most important to understand that Rio Carnival is much more than that!
For the proud citizens of Brazil, Rio Carnival is a time to show off a year’s worth of hard work and dedication to the community through parade competitions. Everyone knows that the big showdown will take place in the Sambadrome (Portuguese for House of Samba).
The Rio Carnival Parades are magnificent spectacles that are truly fun to watch, but one cant forget that they are fiercely judged competitions among teams that have extremely loyal followings. Each song you hear, the dances you see, and the mammoth floats and ornate costumes are all the product of a well-orchestrated machine called a Samba School.
Samba Schools support their communities in various ways. They bring music and dance and a hope for their usually poor community while one of their main purpose is to prepare for and compete in the Sambadrome Parades of Rio Carnival. The Samba Schools are ranked into several groups. The two top groups, the Access Group and the Special Group, compete through their parades down the half-mile stretch of the Samba runway.
As a visitor to Rio during Rio Carnival, the Sambadrome Parades are sure to be among the many highlights of your trip. The grand scale and sheer magnitude of this event are something unique to the city of Rio De Janeiro that you will be hard pressed to find anything like this event anywhere else in the world!
Rest assured, the Rio Carnival Sambadrome Parades won’t be the only highlights on your trip! During Carnival, the electrifying Rio nightlife scene is taken to unbelievable heights. The world-famous Copacabana Beach is even more even more packed with revelers trying to soak up the unbeatable Brazilian sun. Rio Carnival and its Legendary Rio Carnival Balls are thrown each night throughout the city.
Rio Carnival is an unforgettable vacation that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime!
Each year Rio Carnival gets bigger and bigger and the events get better and better. Rio Carnival 2016 promises to be the best Carnival to date! 2016 Rio Carnival Tickets to the Sambadrome Parades and the Carnival Balls can and do sell out very fast. With over 2 million people per day attending Rio Carnival events but only 90,000 seats in the Sambadrome, it’s very important to plan your trip ahead of time and to book your Rio hotel accommodations and Carnival tickets early!
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