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Rio Carnival begins

Rio Carnival begins

Carnival celebrations happen all around the world. Of all the Carnivals taking place worldwide, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is by far the largest! Historians trace the first records of Carnival in Rio to the year 1723. Portuguese settlers are credited in bringing carnival traditions to Rio de Janeiro and the festivities have grown bigger each year.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Create your own vibrant maracas – here
  • Or how about our colourful carnival eye masks – here
  • Have a taste of Brazil with these Brazilian Brigadeiros recipe – here
  • Watch footage of the 50 best Rio Carnival floats – here
  • And discuss which ones are your favourites
  • Enjoy our Tourism Journal – here
  • Have a go at our carnival quiz – here