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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Millions of partygoers let loose in Rio De Janeiro as Brazil’s world-famous Samba Parade is back for another year. It’s a wild celebration full of lively music, dancing, and extravagant costumes in the purpose-built Sambadrome.
Recap: Rio Carnival 2017
The Rio Carnival 2017
It's non-stop pomp, pageantry, and parades as Brazil's samba schools vie for the title of Carnival Champion.
Totaled: The Rio Carnival
Festival Facts and Figures
Get the details behind the world's biggest street party: Rio De Janiero's Carnival.
Parading Perfection — Part 8
First and foremost, Carnival is a costume party. Costumes are a crucial part of each school's performance.
Flag Carrying Couple
Parading Perfection — Part 10
A role full of tradition, the representative couple must be elegant, graceful, and protective of their flag.
The Front Commission
Parading Perfection — Part 9
It's crucial to make a big entrance, so a school's best dancers make up the spectacle of the Front Commission.
Much More Than a Party
Parading Perfection — Part 1
Get to know Carnival with the people who pour their heart and soul into creating the biggest party on earth.
Theme of the Year
Parading Perfection — Part 6
A young creative director lays out his school's theme under the pressure of trying for back-to-back wins.