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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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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