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Carnival

Carnival is an exuberant celebration of the carnal sins, as its Latin name suggests (carni=meat, val=galore). This developed due to the Italian church's rule of demanding celibacy for 40 days before lent. What's the natural thing to do when you know you are going to starve?

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This is a great opportunity to really be part of the joy and explosion of energy that is carnival in Rio.

This is not a group event that can be scheduled, rather a chance for individuals to join in with local street bands that parade through the different areas of the city. All you need take is yourself, party mood and a lot of energy!

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In addition to the Samba Parade, and all the fun in the streets, Rio offers a selection of Carnival balls you really should not miss. You won't have to spend a fortune to have a great time! Here you will find the most famous.

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The official Carnival parades are held in the specially dedicated "Sambadrome". We have compiled all the information you need to decide which seats are the best for you.

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This is the event most associated with carnival in Rio. On two days the top ranking samba schools present a stunning spectacle of colour, movement and rhythm.

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The Samba City is a place that will concentrate the 14 samba schools of the Special Group. Each one will have its own space for fantasies ateliers and allegoric cars but the other areas will be of common use. They are for shows and expositions, four snack bars, souvenirs shop, technical rehearsal area, theme gardens and parking lot (for 226 cars). All open to visitation. This Samba City is already been built near to the Pier area and the intention to make it a new touristy area. The total area is approximately 72,000 square meters.

These rehearsals are the best introduction to the authentic samba. The moment the first pulsating sounds from the percussion instruments of a samba school are heard, one's whole body responds and the feet follow the rhythm.

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