Super Tips to Enjoy Your Holiday in Rio Carnival
One of the most popular attractions in Brazil, Rio Carnival is mind blowing spectacle that unites millions of Brazilians other foreign tourists. This carnival is hold in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro for 5 days straight makes it the hottest party in the country. It is usually held in February of March, 40 days before the Easter to welcome the incoming summer. It is the only street party where tourist can see and join the costumed ball together with the locals. And the great thing is there is no non-carnival related industry and commerce during this carnival because everything is completely shut down to let everyone having fund in the carnival.
- Sambadrome and Carnival Parade
We all know that Brazil is the home of the samba and there are many samba schools in this country. To be said that everyone dances samba is not wrong. So, this carnival becomes an event where samba dances across the country can show off what they have. The Sambadrome, the carnival stadium in Rio hosts the 2-night samba competition where dances from 70 samba schools in Rio participate. And, you as the tourist can become the spectator to see what the dancers have to offer.
This competition is broadcasted nationally usually on Sunday and Monday. It is full of performances of non stop singing and dancing where every dancer is dressed up in beautiful dazzling costumes. There are several things that the judges consider like the lyrics, costumes, drumming cadence and precision, allegorical theme and the overall harmony. Those winning this competition will clench the title.
- Dancing at Carnival
While there is the competition in the stadium, there is also the street party with a lot of dancing. This street party is the party where you should join. Known as blocos, the rambunctious street parties definitely attract so many attentions from the locals and tourists. Usually, the parties are held from 8 AM to 8 AM the next morning. So, it is almost 24 hours non-stop party. Thousands of crowds gather alongside the street to see the performers in full costumes. You will hear the beats of the Carnival and blasting pop music that makes the parties more awesome.
If you want to join the street parties, feel free to do that. Of course, you have to wear costume as well so you can perform as best as other local performers. Don’t worry as usually the hotel where you stay will help you to prepare the costume. And once you have it ready, you will be performing and dancing like the locals.
- Exclusive Carnival Balls
So, you have the samba competition held in the stadium, 24 hours street parties, and what else. Well, there is one celebration left that will be as great as the competition and street parties. It is the exclusive carnival ball. It is not just one carnival ball but various balls held by various nightclubs. Make sure you get the invitation and dress up with the best dress or suit you have.
Photos of Rio Carnival