RIO Carnival Brazil – A Crazy Party Scene
The Rio Carnival in Brazil is an annual festival famous world over. It is held forty days before Easter, meatless fasting days preceding Easter also know days of Lent. The word carnival is derived from “carne vale” meaning “farewell to meat”.
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This Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is considered worlds biggest festival/carnival or worlds biggest party with two million people per day on the streets.
The history of Carnival of Rio goes back to 1723. The main attraction of the Carnival in Rio are the parading and floats of samba schools which go on from dusk to day break. Samba school is a club or dancing school. They perform in large compound and are devoted to practising African-Brazilian dance. The samba schools compete with other samba schools (they are called Co- sisters). Each school choose a theme and try to build the best float, costumes, lyrics to represent their theme and present the best music through their drumming band. There are some rules that every school has to follow to parade.