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About Rio Carnival 2019 Travel Discount
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About Rio Carnival
Rio Carnival or festival has earned the distinction of being “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The celebration begins on Friday until Tuesday or just a day ahead of Ash Wednesday or Lent. Lent is a solemn religious observance that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The first festival of Rio date back to 1723.
Top Attractions of Rio Carnival
This pre-Lent mega-celebration sees around 2 million visitors flocking to Brazil’s iconic city. Though the festival is celebrated in every state of Brazil, none can match the extravaganza of Rio. The spotlights of the festival are Samba Parade, which features revelers, floats, and adornments from numerous samba schools. The performance of each school has three sections:
1. Comissão de Frente or Front Commission
Each school presents a theme-based performance, which begins with Front Commission, in which a group of 10 to 15 people from the school appears first. They introduce their school and set the mood and style of their presentation. They stage dances choreographed to narrate a story. Their fancy colorful costumes leave the audience in awe.
2. Abre-alas or Opening Wing
The first float of the samba school is called “abre-alas” (“Opening Wing”). The performers of every school are divided into sections, called alas or wing constituting 100 members. Every wing is assigned with a distinct role based on the school’s overall theme. The Vanguard Commission, a group of masterful dance performers, leads the performance and is typically the first one to grab the judges’ attention. Many celebrities also come to support their favorite schools.
3. Mestre-sala and Porta-Bandeira or Master of Ceremonies and Flag Bearer
The veteran female dancers from every school spearhead this segment of the festival. This is mainly to pay tribute to the ancient aunts of the early samba bands.
Rewards and Recognitions
The top performances and performers are recognized and rewarded. There’s a panel of around 40 judges who sit at critical points throughout the stadium watching every nuance of movement, appraising the thread and sequin of each costume, the significance of the song, the integrity to the samba. They also keep a watch on the entertainment quotient by observing the mood and energy of spectators. The judges will announce the champion on Ash Wednesday.
Where is Rio Carnival Celebrated?
The epicenter of the festival is Marques de Sapucai avenue, which is termed as Sambodromo. The venue has got a stadium which is stretched about 700 meters and can seat at least 90,000 people at a time. However, the stadium gets overly crowded during the festival.
Top Airports in Rio de Janeiro
Galeão–Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
Named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), this is the second-largest international airport in Brazil. In the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the airport’s terminal 1 and 2 underwent a thorough facelift. However, check-in and baggage claim facilities are only available through Terminal 2. The airport supports flights to and from Buenos Aires, Bogotá, London–Heathrow, Atlanta, Houston, Amsterdam, Belo Horizonte, and many other cities.
Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)
SDU ranks as the second major airport of the city. It is named after the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont (1873–1932). The airport connects Rio with Brasília, São Paulo–Congonhas, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Brasília, Campinas, Campos dos Goytacazes, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Goiânia, Maringá, Navegantes, and other favorite cities.
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