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How is Carnival celebrated in Rio?

Samba parades and ‘blocos’ are a must-see in the biggest show on Earth

By Ana Beatriz Marin

Officially, the Carnival is celebrated on Tuesday, exactly 47 days before Easter, and ends the next day, on Ash Wednesday. That is, it lasts two days. But in a city like Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), whose festival is known worldwide, we ignore the calendar. The mobilization is so great that, jokingly, it is often said that in Brazil the year only begins when this holiday comes to an end. It is an exaggeration, of course. 

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