What’s up!! This week the Rio de Janeiro Carnival officially begins. Let’s enjoy a good time, jump, dance and have fun. It will be four days of much celebration, merriment and fun. People dress up in their costumes and go to the streets with their friends and family to enjoy the biggest party in town.
About Rio de Janeiro Carnival
What do you know about Rio de Janeiro carnival? Many say that it’s the best time of the year in Brazil. It’s a moment of freedom and celebration where everyone can have fun and be together on the streets! You can enjoy it in many different ways, today we’ll show you some:
The Parade of the Samba Schools
Carnaval begins on Friday and on that day the first parades of samba schools take place. The parades begin with the Grupo de Acesso schools, a group of schools that compete to move up the league and be part of the Grupo Especial. The champion of the group is promoted to the Grupo Especial the following year.
On Sunday the parade of the Grupo Especial begins. There are 12 samba schools parading bursting with glamour and beauty, bringing one of the most spectacular performances in Brazil to the Marquês de Sapucaí and Rio & Learn will also be there, showing that we know how to sambar! All these schools parade in the Sambódromo and it is there that most of the Cariocas go to celebrate Carnaval. Look at the order of the parades of the samba schools and you can celebrate this special moment too.
Have you ever thought about participating in one of the biggest parties in the world, watching the official and world famous parade? No? We’ll take you there.
The street bands
Another way to celebrate the Carnaval, or even better, to enjoy the Carnaval is to participate in the street blocos. They are Carnaval groups with a lot of people dressed up, singing, dancing and partying. The block party’s are all over Rio de Janeiro and you can enjoy a variety of different blocos in one day. You only need to have energy! If you are here in the Marvelous City, check out the schedule of the street block partys
If you want to enjoy Rio de Janeiro Carnival with Rio & Learn then keep an eye on our RioLIVE! activities We always make a visit to the Samba Schools and also go to the Sambódromo rehearsals. Come with us!
And don’t miss the street parties! There are lots of them around the city during Rio de Janeiro Carnival. But, you must pay attention to your safety, ok? We can help you with some safety tips.
Buy Carnival Costumes to wear at Rio de Janeiro carnival
A great place for you to buy a good Carnival costume and enjoy the party is at Uruguaiana, in the center of Rio. That’s right! There, you can find a great variety of stores with all kinds of costumes to have a lot of fun, being part of the joy in the Marvelous City.
A good Carnaval for all you and have a lot of fun!
Carnival kisses to you all!