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Carnival 2014

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Carnival 2014

Hi there.Ii have looked through the forums and could not find info re carnival 2014 in Rio. I had posted in the wrong forum apparently, so here goes with this one, I appologise for the double up. My partner and I are interested in going in 2014 can anyone help with advice? Such as where it is best to buy the tickets, stay, things to watch out for? Rip Offs? etc? Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Carnival 2014

It's best to stay in the South Zone of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, or Leblon. Hotel prices often double (and sometimes triple) during Carnaval—and you may have to book for at least four or five nights because many hotels and apartments have minimum stay requirements during Carnaval.

Safety tips for first-timers in Rio:

http://bit.ly/113p9Yf

Rio Carnival 2014 starts on Friday, February 28th and lasts until Tuesday, March 4th—the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.

The main Rio Samba Parade in the Sambodromo (also known as the Rio Carnaval Parade) will be held on Sunday, March 2, and on Monday, March 3. (It begins Sunday evening and continues into the early morning on Monday.)

http://bit.ly/12yWkty

The winning samba schools will parade again after Carnaval during the Champions’ Parade on Saturday, March 8, in the Sambodromo.

The link below will give you information about purchasing tickets to the Rio Samba Parade:

http://www.rio-carnival.net/

http://bit.ly/ZnmPQa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Carnival

Carnaval is always celebrated seven Sundays before Easter Sunday (which in 2014 falls on April 20), although Carnaval in Rio actually begins after Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, hands the key to King Momo, the Lord of Misrule and Revelry, a ceremony held on the Friday evening before the aforementioned seventh Sunday.

Carnaval—“carne vale”—means “farewell to the flesh” because meat is commonly prohibited during Lent. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Carnaval is the largest festival event in Brasil.

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2. Re: Carnival 2014

This has been very helpfull. Thank you. I see the tickets have not gone on sale yet through one of the above links. I have however sent an email of inquiry so we will see how that goes and will start looking at accomodation. Again..... many thanks.

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