Articles and curiosities about the Rio Carnival

Artigos e curiosidades sobre o Carnaval CariocaMore than a festival, the Carnival season is a celebration of joy. And the city of Rio de Janeiro is its privileged setting. In order to make the most of this intense experience, it's important to be well informed not only about the practical but also the cultural aspects of this grand party. That's why CarnivalService.com has prepared a series of informative articles about the Carnival as a cultural manifestation. Enjoy them and have a great time!

 

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The Gay Carnival Route in Rio

The Gay Carnival Route in Rio

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and drags are identities who create, recreate, reinforce or show themselves in a remarkable way mainly during the carnaval rituals. People who take part of this extense group come from everywhere to enjoy our Carnival. They...

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Rio Carnival Balls

Rio Carnival Balls

Rio offers a selection of Carnival balls you really cannot miss. A ticket to most Carnival balls will cost you around 40.00 USD to 1800.00 USD. Costumes are not mandatory, with the exception of a few balls. Putting on something special will help you...

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Street carnival route in Rio de Janeiro

Street carnival route in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnival 2018 starts oficially on February 12nd. Nevertheless, a lot of joy and fun is already running since three weeks before, not only with the technical rehearsals of the Samba Schools from the Special Group, but also with the rehearsals of...

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Hold Your Heart On

Hold Your Heart On

   When a Samba School's parade has just finished at Sambadrome, concerns about the next carnival have already started. The LIESA (Liga Independente das Escolas de Samba, responsible for the Samba Parade's organization) and members of Samba...

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Rio de Janeiro: The Capital of Samba

Rio de Janeiro: The Capital of Samba

As it is known, the Carnival is a period of 4 days inside of the ecclesiastical calendar, that goes back to the Greek glorious time, and thrills t several cities of the world and of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is one of these cities. The first...

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Samba and Sumer  Rio Carnival

Samba and Sumer Rio Carnival

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro happens in the summer, period of intense heat, however always close to the most amazing beaches (many street bands parade in the avenues that skirt the beaches). This heat united to the rhythm of the percussion get people...

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The Black Culture's Contribution to Rio Carnival

The Black Culture's Contribution to Rio Carnival

The word samba, with an African origin, is a word which probably means playing as a little goat, jumping and having fun. The African origin of Samba can be proved, for example, through the introduction, in American lands, of several musical...

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Soccer, samba and Rio carnival

Soccer, samba and Rio carnival

The sports and the arts are those essential things of the civilization, that move the imaginary of people. Sports and arts have been together also in the creativity, without limits to create new emotions. Sports, particularly the soccer, and the...

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Carnival History

Carnival History

Studious have different oppinion about the origin of the word Carnival. For some, the word comes from the Latin expression “carrum navalis”, a type of float in form of boat, with which the Romans inaugurated their commemorations in...

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