Carnival in Rio has been called the world’s most famous party. A million tourists join millions of Rio de Janeiro citizens (“cariocas“) in enthusiastic revelry spanning several day.
Carnival takes place during the days preceding Ash Wednesday, the first of 40 meatless fasting days preceding Easter (Carnival derives from “carne vale” meaning “farewell to meat“).
Here are the official schedules for the next several years:
– 2008 Feb 02 to 05
– 2009 Feb 21 to 24
– 2010 Feb 13 to 16
In case you missed it this year, here is something that you’l never forget (kind of NSFW, but..ehh…):
This post was written by bullets on May 1, 2007