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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

SAMBA UNTIL YOU DROP AT THE BEST STREET PARTY IN THE WORLD

There is no doubt that Rio de Janeiro has always been regarded as the carnival capital of the world! Brazil celebrates this ancient tradition of bidding farewell to all the pleasures of the flesh before the Lent period begins. Each city has a different take on how they celebrate, however it is Rio which hosts the biggest carnival. The Rio Carnival sets the benchmark, against which every other carnival in the world is measured.

DATES AND FACTS ABOUT RIO CARNIVAL 2017

Almost everyone has heard of the Rio carnival, 500,000 foreign visitors attend this event every year. It is far and beyond one of the most culturally interesting events on the planet, something everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. Rio Carnival takes place anually, 40 days before Easter, traditionally it starts on a Friday and cumulates on Ash Wednesday, after which life returns to normal until the Easter celebrations.

Here are the dates of the next few years:

-2018: February 13th to February 17th 
-2019: March 5th to March 9th

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM CARNIVAL IN RIO?

Rio de Janeiro carnival consists of five days of world class live music, vibrant colors, impressive dancing and a city wide celebration, unrivalled anywhere else in the world. The carnival starts usually on a friday. In which the Carnival King is crowned by the mayor, afterwards the carnival's preliminary parades start. Rio's carnival continues on Saturday with a Street Band Competition in Centro and the Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel. Sunday is all about samba, which is one of the big highlights of the carnival. This day the Parade of the Samba Schools, in the First League, starts and the night continues with the Marvelous City Ball in Rio Scala. Carnival Monday hosts the Long Live the Beer-Ball, also in Rio Scala. Tuesday is the ending of the Carnival of Rio. Whether you want to watch the samba schools compete, join them and compete yourself or simply enjoy the street parties: WhereInRio is here to provide the perfect vacation rental in Rio. Our portfolio contains apartments, houses and villas fitted to every budget. We offer our luxury properties throughout Rio, but we recommend you to rent a property in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. Which are perfectly situated in walking distance of the sea, are relatively safe and have a well-organized structure. If you would like to take part in blocos, parades, enjoy the street bands and street carnival this is the perfect location. It is easy to reach the Sambadrome as well, where the carnival parade will take place, it will take about 30 minutes by subway/metro. We recommend you to book your flight and accommodation in advance since with the carnival the demand for flights and apartments will be very high.

We also offer to organize your carnival activities, which are part of our concierge services!