Rio de Janeiro Carnival. The Carnival is celebrated every year on a different
weekend. The official date is always 40 days before the Catholic
holiday: Lent. In the next few years, here are the dates Carnival
will be celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2010 - February 13-16
- March 5-8 2012 - February 18-21.This celebration
has a rich tradition that gives these joyful fastivities an
important place in the history of mankind. In fact, the roots
of Carnival seep deep into the beginnings of humanity- or at
least 10000 years before Christ. The carnival parade is filled
with people and floats from various samba schools. A samba school
can either be an actual school or just a collaboration of local
neighbors that want to attend carnival. Samba schools include:
Mocidade Independente, Imperio Serrano, Academicos do Salgueiro,
Unidos da Tijuca, and Beija-Flor de Nilopolis.
The purpose of carnival is for samba schools to compete with
fellow rival schools; this competition is the climax of the
whole carnival festival.As the parade is taking place in the
Sambadrome and the balls are being held in the Copacabana Palace
and beach, many of the carnival participants are at other locations.
Videos: Carvival Rio de Janeiro
(Carnival parade, Sambodromo, History, etc.)
Events: Carnaval 2011 Rio de Janeiro
(Tickets, samba pride, information Carnival parade 2011, Sambodromo)