• The Rio Carnival is the central diversion of the grand Brazil Carnival

    The Rio Carnival is the central diversion of the grand Brazil CarnivalRio carnival is known all over the world as “the greatest show on globe!”. It was held first in 1823. This is the worlds most famous festival so far.

    Simplify Rio carnival

    Rio carnival is a celebration filled with music, dance, wonderful performance and funny outcomes which is really colorful, external and magnificent madness. It is the most significant event in the life of Brazilian culture. The preparation for Rio carnival starts a month before Rio carnival.

    Upcoming Rio carnival

    Upcoming Rio carnival is taking place from 28th February to 4th March this year. Every year the carnival show starts on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday.  (more…)

  • Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil

    Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil EFE/Antonio LacerdaGet ready for the masks, the samba music, and all the festivities that make the Carnival Festival so famous in Brazil. Carnival or Carnaval in Portuguese is celebrated in many Catholic countries in South America and Europe. But the Carnival festival in Rio is the highlight of them all.

    Carnival is a four day celebration to give a farewell to the time of celebration prior to the beginning of the season of lent. It is basically a four day period of fun before the traditional fast of lent. The term Carnival comes from carnelevare which means “remove meat”. Traditionally during lent you cannot eat meat and poultry products on Friday’s and you must give up one thing that is important to you like drinking coffee for 40 days. So before you get ready for that the Carnival festival gives you a little over indulgence.

    Prior to the actual festival there are several carnival balls which are very famous and extravagant. The festival consists of lots of parades with exotic costumes in the traditional gold, purple, and green colors. The parades are lead by the Samba schools and watched by the millions of citizens and tourists that come for the celebration. The schools actual compete to participate in the annual Carnival festival. The parades are generally televised and broadcast internationally as well.  (more…)

  • Video: The City of Samba – Tilt Shift of the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval

    Video: The City of Samba – Tilt Shift of the Rio de Janeiro CarnavalJust found an awesome video from the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli did an impressive tilt shift short film of this iconic carnaval in Rio de Janeiro of 5:47. The short film shows last years Carnaval including the beautiful surrounding scenery of the city of Rio de Janeiro during the day and at night, the build up for the carnaval, the incredible parade and the after show. If you like the Carnaval of Rio you have to watch this, check it out here below. (more…)