A beautiful woman in Rio Carnival. Image: RodrigoLobo.com

A beautiful woman in Rio Carnival. Image: RodrigoLobo.com


There are many carnivals and festivals which are held on the lovely planet and have their own distinction and identity. But Rio Carnival of Brazil which is so magnificent and so awesome, is perhaps the largest carnival on the planet earth that attracts almost two million people daily on the streets. Rio Carnival is held at the second largest city of Brazil; Rio de Janeiro which is nowadays a famous world heritage site. Rio De Janeiro is the former capital of Brazil which is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and it is known for its cultural celebrations.

The winner parade of the Rio Carnival in 2012 - Image: emmablackbird
The winner parade of the Rio Carnival in 2012 – Image: emmablackbird

Rio Carnival is organized by Samba School which is a dancing club who practice the African-Brazilian dances. Samba School organizes numerous events and carnivals every year but the Rio Carnival is the most symbolic and significant. Rio Carnival comprises of phenomenal parades and thus it has become the biggest show on earth. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba school which are located in Rio (more than 200 approximately, divided into 5 leagues/ divisions.) Rio Carnival is a collection of pleasure, jubilations and entertainment because it is held in the happiest city of the earth. The visitors can experience the sensational and electrifying parades with the astounding beats of the samba drums, and most importantly, costumed samba dancers in attire ranging from the intricately designed to the outrageous.

Sambadrome during the Rio Carnival in Brazil. Image: Sarah Ahearn
Sambadrome during the Rio Carnival in Brazil. Image: Sarah Ahearn

The other important event of the Rio Carnivals is the celebrations of the Carnival Balls which is full of musical and dancing displays. Many parades and street parties are hosted by the locals where everyone is free to join and the show reach to their peak when joined by celebrities.

Rio Carnival of Brazil. Image by  Terry George.
Rio Carnival of Brazil. Image by Terry George.

The other spectacular feature of the Rio Carnival is the splendid and traditional costumes and attires used by the dancers and performers. No doubt, the outfits of the dancers are so sexy and flamboyant but they are full of creativities and having various themes.

A dancer in traditional attire in Rio Carnival. Image:  Kate McKenna
A dancer in traditional attire in Rio Carnival. Image: Kate McKenna

Rio Carnival of Brazil which is so magnificent and so awesome, covers the exuberance and merriment for the people from every walk of life and every age.

A dancing girl in Rio Carnival wearing colorful and traditional costume. Image:  sgsprzem
A dancing girl in Rio Carnival wearing colorful and traditional costume. Image: sgsprzem

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