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Rio Carnival

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2/2/2008 - 2/5/2008 (Where's the current dates?)

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Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Pretty much everyone has heard of the Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

Rio Carnival is a wild 4 day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Saturday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday after which one is supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures. Carnival with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, can thus be considered an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh. It usually happens in February, the hottest month in the Southern Hemisphere, when the Rio summer is at its peak.

There are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda (in the North of Brazil) and Salvador. But the biggest and most famous carnival is undoubtedly the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio Carnival Services
Tel. (+55 21) 3717-2470
E-mail: sales@rio-carnival.net

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http://www.rio-carnival.net/ external website

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Guests says:

Por favor,preciso que me entreguem como o combinado meus ingressos para o Center Hotel;Av: Rio Branco,33 Centro.Por favor ligue para a recepção do hotel para dizer quando´`a que horas) vão entregar os ingressos.Espero delivery agreement. Atenciosamente, Frans Maes

Posted on 31 Jan 2008 at 10:22am | View Post in Forum

Scott says:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2/2/2008 - 2/5/2008

Posted on 27 Nov 2007 at 12:18am | View Post in Forum

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Note: Event dates are subject to change. Please contact the event organizer before making travel plans.

Carnival Connection: Your source for Caribbean Carnival Festival Information, including festival dates, parade information, contact information and links to official websites. Includes information about Mardi Gras, Trini-Style Carnival and other related festivals.

Where's the current dates? - Unlike other websites, CaribbeanChoice only publishes the official dates as released by the carnival organizer. Most other websites simply guess what next year's dates are. We don't do that. We want to make sure our information is as accurate as possible.

This page will be updated as soon as we get the official dates from the event organizer, or they post it on their official website, whichever comes first.

Note: We haven't heard anything from this carnival in awhile. It may not be held anymore. If you have information about this carnival, please contact us.


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