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Carnival in Rio

What comes to your mind first when you hear the carnival? Or what do you associate with the city of Rio de Janeiro. Yesterday you read about Carnival in Peru from Leeloo . and today I represent to your attention, perhaps the most famous carnival in the world — the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro officially begins on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and is the main event of the city. This colourful parade of Samba schools belongs to the world’s largest holidays.

The carnival begins when the mayor of Rio de Janeiro peredam the key to the city to king Momo, the mythical figure, the reigning carnival.

Milton Junior, who was elected this year’s king Momo, the mythical ruler of the carnival and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo PAES hold the key to the city for the official launch of the 5-day carnival. According to experts, the carnival will spend $ 640 million, and used it to 250,000 workers.

The carnival is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the town with the League of Samba Schools (port. Liga Independente das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro (LIESA)), as well as television networks that broadcast the show.

Dancer at the Sambadrome in Rio.

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Brazil is a country of carnivals

Carnival in Rio is one of the craziest festivals in the world. He staggers a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, crazy looseness and flexibility of Nude dancers, and the heart makes a beat in the rhythm of the passionate Samba.

A little bit about the carnival.

The carnival is endless music, fantastic costumes, the joy of transformation, the release of adrenaline in the blood, getting rid of complexes. For Brazil is the law under which he lives, the whole country, and for Brazilians, is a way of life. The festivities of the carnival captures all of Brazil. The carnival begins in the town of Olinda, where the parade is the oldest dance school “virgins”. This 250 men dressed in women’s dress. Their performance is 10 hours nonstop. And yet the main event of the carnival parade of Samba schools in Rio.

About the city of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1502 by the Portuguese and named the “River of January”. Today Brazilians call their beloved city “cidade maravilhosa”, which means “magic city”. Believe me, they have a reason. During 4 centuries Rio was and remains the capital of beauty and tourism of South America and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is a saying that, creating this city, the Lord outdid himself. And Christ, a huge 38-meter statue of Corcovado, throws up his hands in mute admiration.

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The Most interesting and unusual festivals

If you want an unforgettable experience, then you should visit some countries of the world in that moment, when they are interesting national holidays.

It is a festival of torches in Scotland, Dutch flower parade, a procession of naked men in Japan, Spanish Tomatina, a light show in Berlin and other interesting and unusual festivals in the world .

We have already talked about how people celebrate New year in different countries. now let’s learn about other events and festivals in which to participate in certain times of the year.

Holiday Aphellio – Shetland Islands

Celebrates the famous Scottish celebration aphellio on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick in the North of the Shetland Islands. This is the day that Vikings dressed participants with torches and resounding horns lead through the city’s 30-foot ship with a dragon on the nose for later burning it up on the beach.

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