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Rio Carnival begins

Rio Carnival begins

The Rio Carnival is one of the world’s most iconic festivals that celebrates Brazilian culture and heritage. Every year, millions of people flock to Rio de Janeiro to witness the spectacle of colourful costumes, energetic dancing, and outrageous parties. But where did this world-famous event come from?

The origins of the Rio Carnival can be traced back to 1723, when the city was still a Portuguese colony. At that time, carnival celebrations were common in Europe, and they soon spread to Brazil. The first Rio Carnival was held in 1840, and it quickly became one of the biggest and most popular events in the city.

Over the years, the Rio Carnival has undergone many changes. However, some things have remained constant. The festival always takes place in February or March, and it always culminates with the famous parade down Avenida Rio Branco. Today, the Rio Carnival is celebrated by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you’re watching from the side-lines or joining in the fun, there’s no doubt that this is one festival that you’ll never forget.

Try these resources and set the festive mood in your care setting!

Activity Ideas:

  • Colourful carnival eye masks – here
  • Have a taste of Brazil with these Brazilian Brigadeiros Recipe – here
  • Test your knowledge with Rio carnival quiz – here