Amazingly complex costumes, glamorous, and detailed, made from varied materials from leather to silk, all fluid and lively colored, adorned with feathers and mirrors, sometime even precious stones and coins, the Rio Carnival is the world’s biggest and most opulent street festivity, held each year in February. The carnival lasts between five and seven days, during which euphoria is the word of the day, as both organizers and participants are ecstatic to be part of the event.
They tell you that in order to understand Brazil, you have to see the Rio Carnival. It truly is one of the most memorable sights in the world, a festival that accumulates the very heart and soul of Brazil. The whole city lets go to dance to the music. The city’s poor inhabitants who live in the ghettos are the very spine of the festival. Each samba school has its own act, for which they worked one whole year to prepare. Samba schools spend over $3 million on costumes alone. If you want to attend this fascinating celebration of joy, you should know that tickets start at $200 per person and go all the way up to $3,200, depending on the sector and day of carnival it is valid for.