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Brazil Carnival

Brazil Carnival


The Brazil Carnival has often been described as “The World’s Biggest Party.” The carnival in Brazil is the most important event of the year. It happens every year, typically 7 weeks before Easter and it’s usually in February, but sometimes in March.

So what actually takes place during the Brazilian Carnival you might ask?

The Brazil carnival is celebrated just about every where in the country. It is like a week long non-stop party where there are street festivities, music, dancing and partygoers dressed in costumes and countless balls held in nightclubs across cities in Brazil are all highlights of the carnival in Brazil.

Many cities put on street parades and Samba Parades, such as the Rio de Janeiro carnival, which is the most famous carnival in Brazil. At the Rio carnival a variety of samba schools dance through the 700 meter long stretch of the Sambadrome, all dressed in elaborate costumes with colorful decorated floats, as thousands of spectators watch.

While the carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the most famous carnival in Brazil, other cities put on equally lively, colorful, and unique celebrations of their own. Such as in Sao Paulo or in Brazil’s northeast region of Salvador.


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Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Rio de Janerio Carnival

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the most famous carnival of Brazil and one of the biggest and best celebrations in the world. Many Brazilians and tourists flock to Rio to be part of the carnival festivities. While the Samba Parade is the most well-known event of the Rio Carnival, the other highlights of the Carnaval are its street festivities, samba dancers dressed in elaborate costumes, music, and countless balls & parties held along the beaches and in nightclubs across the city are all hallmarks of the Carnival in Rio.

» Read About The Carnival In Rio de Janeiro


Carnival In Salvador

Salvador Carnvial Salvador Carnival

Many Brazilians will say that the best carnival is not in Rio, but in Salvador, where non-stop street action is the highlight of the carnival. The Carnival in Salvador is like one big music festival and party all rolled into one. On the streets a Trio Eletrico is used, which is a kind of massive stage on wheels that sits on a large truck and is equipped with a high power sound system and a music group performing on the top, playing for the crowd…

» Read More On Salvador’s Carnival


Brazilian Carnival Videos

Brazil Carnival Video Brazil Carnival Video

See some Brazilian Carnival Videos and learn all about the carnaval.

» See a Brazil Carnival Video


Carnival Photos

Brazil Carnival Pictures

Brazil Carnival Pictures

A collection of Brazil carnival photos.

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Brazil Carnival Costumes

Brazil Carnival Costumes Brazil Carnival Costumes

Costumes are a big part of the Carnival in Brazil, from costume-themed balls & parties, to people wearing costumes during street festivities and the elaborate costumes made by Samba schools for the big Samba Parade, all of which play a major role during Brazil’s carnaval celebration.

» See Photos of Brazilian Carnival Costumes


Carnival Dates

Brazil Carnival Date Dates of the Brazilian Carnival

The Brazil Carnival dates change every year. The dates are calculated according to the date of Easter. Carnival starts the Friday preceding Ash Wednesday, typically starting 7 weeks before Easter and it’s usually in February, but sometimes in March. The Carnival in Brazil lasts around 5 days starting on a Friday and finishing on Tuesday. However, many consider it lasting longer, with a variety of festivities that take place a few days before the start of Carnvial and after as well

» See When The Next Upcoming Carnival Begins


Carnival History

Brazil Carnival History of the Brazilian Carnival

Carnival’s roots are European, but the Brazilian Carnival of today contains a mix of  cultural influences

of African, European and indigenous natives of Brazil. Carnival traditions were  brought  over from Europe to Brazil during the colonial period and mostly consisted  of games and balls that featured masquerade parties. Later elements derived from indigenous natives of Brazil and African cultures were absorbed into the festivities.

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Have You Been To The Carnival In Brazil?

Have you been to the Brazilian Carnival? If so, tell me about your experience or share some tips on it by commenting below.

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