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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's Carnival
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By: Jhoana Cooper
Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s chief event, happens at the
height of summer in Brazil. Each year, thousands of
tourists join the local citizens in festivities which spread over four
days. The carnival starts on a Saturday and ends on Fat Tuesday, the
day prior to Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the period of Lent
for Christians. Some tourists make sure that their Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil travel is planned is such a way that it coincides with the
Samba Parade (Sambodromo)
If you can’t make it to the Sambodromo at Rio de Janeiro Brazil, you can be present at several of the street carnivals around the city. One of the most conventional street carnivals can be found at Banda de Ipanemais which draws a crowd of up to fifteen thousand.
are also Carnival or masquerade balls, some attended by celebrities,
where partygoers don designer costumes and dance till the wee hours of
the morning. The Copacabana Palace Hotel hosts the most famous ball of
all; there is live music by various bands who takes turns on the stage
frequently accompanied by a guest singer.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For a holiday maker who is looking for a vacation spot, the city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil is undoubtedly one of the best choices. This city which gives you unmatched pleasure is a mix of people of various colors, creeds and races. Its distinct scenery, marvelous bay and incredible beaches at one side and towering mountains on the other truly validate its title of Cidade Maravilhosa, or Marvelous City.
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