Rio de Janeiro Carnival: the dates of 2020

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Rio de Janeiro Carnival: the dates of 2020
Brazil, typical Rio de Janeiro carnival costume

Il Rio carnival 2020 will take place from 21 to 25 February 2020.



In Rio de Janeiro the carnival is one of the most spectacular and sumptuous parties in the world. Mostly famous for the colorful costumes worn by Samba dancers, so much so that the most important parades take place at the Rio Sambodromo. Here all the Samba schools participate in the competition with performances lasting four nights, at the end of which the winning Samba school is proclaimed.

The Rio de Janeiro carnival doesn't just take place in Rio de Janeiro but also throughout the rest of Brazil. Brazilians and tourists from all over the world, during the carnival period, take to the streets all day and into the evening, exhibiting lively and colorful costumes. Only in Brazil has the atmosphere been lighting up for more than a hundred years, only here can you experience the true essence of carnival.

The carnival party in Rio de Janeiro is almost exaggerated, millions of people sing and dance, all Brazilians of all social classes go down to their neighborhood already in the weeks preceding the carnival and they go wild without inhibitions in the so-called neighborhood blocos. For some, these neighborhood blocks are the very essence of the carioca carnival, the most popular, without being outdone by the Sambodromo competition.



Tickets to attend the carnival at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro you can find them on the page of rio-carnival.net and they are sold out well in advance, but this does not preclude the possibility of reaching Brazil with a last minute flight and enjoying the great party of Rio carnival in every corner of the city, simply by going down the street.

Be vuoi scoprire the climate you will find during the days of the carnival read the article on Brazil.

The Rio 2020 Carnival program is as follows:

Every day from 21st to 25th February

Afternoon: Street bands along Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
Sera: Folk dances in Cinel芒ndia 20:00 Concerts at Samba Land 20:00 Concerts in Lapa 23:00 Costume ball at the Rio Scala

Friday, February 21th 13:00 Opening ceremony - Coronation of the King of Carnival (Momo) by the mayor who hands over the keys to the city of Rio de Janeiro 21:00 First day of the Parades

Saturday, February 22th 09.30 Street Band Cord茫o do Bola Preta (Downtown) 16:00 Band from Ipanema to Pra莽a General Os贸rio, Ipanema 20:00 Street Band in via Rio Branco, Centro (Downtown) 21:00  Second day of the Parades 23:00 The Magic Ball al Copacabana Palace Hotel

Sunday, February 23rd 21:00 Parade of the main schools of Samba


Monday, February the 24nd 21:00 Parade of the main schools of Samba


Tuesday, Feb 25th 16:00 March of the Banda de Ipanema for the last time  21:00 Parade of Samba School Children 23:00 Gay Ball at the Rio Scala

If your arrival in Rio de Janeiro is scheduled for the following week, don't worry, on Saturday 29 February 2020 the Parade of Champions will be reorganized with the performance of the 6 main samba schools, with another grandiose show accompanied by the color and lights of the fireworks that will enchant the city.


If the tickets are sold out or are too expensive for your budget, you can easily enjoy the Rio carnival on the street with the blocos, which are the hallmark of informality and entertainment of the Rio Carnival. People gather for the party already in the afternoon, little by little friends join their group until the streets fill up and the party begins to pulsate with energy. You can join one of these groups without any problems and walk some streets in the neighborhood or stay in the same place all night, with the certainty that fun is guaranteed. Some street groups will sell shirts or t-shirts to those who want to join as members, but the vast majority just have a desire to join for the party. All of this is absolutely free!
More than three hundred neighborhood blocks are expected to hit the streets during the Rio de Janeiro Carnival again in 2020, so there will be several in the vicinity of your Rio de Janeiro accommodation as well. The biggest street performance takes place on Avenida Rio Branco, in the city center area. From Saturday to Tuesday you can see the widest variety of street parties, and this is where the positive vibes of carnival reach their peak, with the performance of more traditional groups.


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2021-09-09T10:29:31+00:00 by "QuandoAndare.info"

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