Vila Isabel at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

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Although Carnival 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 Vila Isabel opened the second day evening with a tribute to Miguel Arraes, former governor of Pernambuco. It is very old school with lots of history and tradition. It is currently ranked the third best among all Rio samba schools.

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KdK – Karneval der Kulturen in Berlin (Carnival of Cultures)

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KdK is open to all and all forms of cultural expression. It is a platform for empowerment and play with identity with space for both traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life. Four days carnival culminates in a colourful street parade with music and dance on Pentecost. Thousands of dancers, musicians and artists perform and about a million people from all over the world watch.

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The Rio Carnival 2014 in Photos

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The Carnival in Rio is definitely the biggest and most famous, not just in Brazil but in the whole world. It is also the most visited as well. From March 1st through March 4th the people of the “marvellous city” have celebrated Rio Carnival 2014. The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each delivering an over-the-top, hour-long display aimed at capturing the annual title.

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Carnival Costumes at Santa Maria della Salute

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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is one of the most photographed structures in Venice. The church was built in the 17th century after a deadly wave of the plague had passed. The most important event for which Venice is famous for in the world is definitely the Carnival. Venice Carnival is steeped in history, charm and tradition. Masks have always been a main feature of the Venetian carnival. The origin of the carnival in Venice dates back to the XIII century.

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Brazilian Carnival Costumes in Rio de Janeiro 2011

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The Brazilian Rio Carnival is celebrated in south american city Rio de Janeiro. It is the biggest and most interesting Carnival. It has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. Every other carnivals are compared to Rio Carnival. Probably, everyone has heard about the Rio Carnaval. It officially starts on Saturday, 40 days before Easter and finishes on Tuesday.

Rio Carnival 2011 Events

  • samba parades
  • carnival balls
  • magic ball at the copa
  • ball masqué at the sofitel
  • rio scala balls
  • samba land terreirao
  • carnival accommodations
  • street parties
  • street bands
  • samba school nights
  • sambodromo rehearsals
  • community rehearsals
  • samba city
  • merry making in lapa
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