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Brazilian Carnival-


If you like Carnival , the best is to be in Rio de Janeiro and see it personnally. Carnival starts on a Saturday and goes, officially, for four days, ending on Fat Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday), so the dates change every year. However, in many cities the festivities go for almost a week.

The Samba School Parade at Rio´s Sambodrome is something everybody has to experience at least once in life. The event is broadcast live to several countries, and all Brazilian states. Fourteen special group schools march on Carnival Sunday and Monday, seven each day. The parade starts at 7 p.m. and goes on until sunlight the next day, around 6 a.m. This samba marathon is also a fierce competition. Each year two schools will go down from special to access group, and vice-versa.
A Samba School is an association of people from the same neighborhood, usually a popular community (favela) or suburban area. They get together on a regular basis for samba meetings and rehearsals. Samba schools provide valuable jobs to the community in the production of carnival costumes, and floats. Each year schools choose a different theme. In the year 2000 schools .
Schools are divided into sections (alas), with people wearing the same carnival costumes. Some alas have a special choreography, but most are spontaneous They are divided by floats (carros alegóricos) carrying special guests named destaques (see floatees). Together they try to illustrate and bring to life the school's chosen theme.
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If you are on a budget, stay outside Sambodrome and take photos of Brazil carnival costumes and floats with your camera, go to the popular balls, or watch the shows at Terreirão do Samba (by the Sambodrome) and Rio Folia.

Brazil carnival incredible costumes

Creativity in costumes: Brazil carnival

If Paris is the capitol of romance, then Rio must be the capitol of joy. For those who understand this, and are able to look beyond the decay to the natural splendor here, Rio is the most beautiful city in the world. This joy of life creates an energy that is palpable.

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