The costume festival in Rio de Janeiro is considered to be the largest festival, the standard of the world carnival. The Rio Carnival takes place in February, the hottest month in the southern hemisphere, when summer in Brazil has peaked. So when it comes to this festival, people often think of constant street festivals.
Especially, when the festival becomes too popular, carnival models are going everywhere. In fact, the colorful clothes, the seductive Samba dances also tell us about the history, culture and beliefs of Brazil.
Before its introduction to Brazil, the Carnival was a popular form of festival in Roman Catholic societies. There are many different forms of organization but usually include parties, flower car parades and costume festivals.
The Rio Carnival is not an indigenous cultural activity. It is also a festival formed during the typical cultural acculturation in this country. Carnival introduced Brazil in the footsteps of Portuguese colonialism.
The first costume festival in Rio de Janeiro took place on the basis of blending Carnival in Europe with the local culture. Samba music can be heard from every neighborhood and dancing crowds are everywhere. The most exciting thing is when Samba dancers appear in splendid costumes.
Visitors can indulge in the festival by purchasing costumes available on the street or on websites. With a friendly and hospitable character, locals are willing to share all their experiences with tourists participating in the festival.
One of the highlights of the Rio Carnival is the Magic Ball event at the Copacabana Palace. This is the biggest and most lavish party in the framework of Rio Carnival.
This party attracts many domestic and international celebrities to attend. To have a seat at this party, you can pay between 800 and 1,500 USD. Every year millions of people visit Rio de Janeiro to participate in the festival. And often the street parties, the Samba parades