Carnival Rio de Janeiro Tickets

The annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is an event that attracts a large number of tourists to Brazil. The tradition of these festivals dates centuries back to the year 1723. The 2017 Rio Carnival is expected to attract around 1.1 million foreign tourists to the country. Among the main attractions of this event are the Samba school parades and the street festivals. To enjoy the music, the colorful costumes and adornments all you need to do is purchase Carnival Rio De Janeiro tickets before they run out.

The 2017 Carnival in Rio is all set to begin this February. It is regarded as one of the biggest carnivals in the world and thus its tickets are expected to sell out fast.


The history of this very popular carnival dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who celebrated the rites of spring. All across Europe, people used to welcome spring and say thanks by throwing parties and dancing in the streets. This tradition has been carried forward from century to century.

The concept of a carnival was brought about in Rio by the Portuguese around the year 1850. The practice of masquerade parties and holding balls was introduced by the city’s upper class that belonged to Paris. In Brazil however the traditions soon changed. They became more influenced and inspired by the Amerindian and African cultures.

The carnival started off with people from various backgrounds and classes coming together for three days of celebration. The aristocrats would dress up as common people, men would dress and woman while the poor would come out as princes and princesses. It was an expression of equality and forgetting about class differences for the period of the carnival.

Over the centuries different aspects have been added to make the festivity more colorful and entertaining. These include different kinds of music and bands and proper competitions. This has further attracted tourists from all parts of the world in huge numbers.

Samba Music

The kind of music played during the Rio Carnival is mostly Samba. It is a unique form of Brazilian music that originated from Rio, a dance form invented by the poor Afro-Brazilians.

The word samba is derived from semba which is an Angolan word referring to a type of ritual music. The word means various things to the African slaves that were brought to Brazil during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. As a noun it can be interpreted as a complaint or a cry- something along the lines of ‘the blues.’

Street Bands & Parties

There are over 300 Carnival street bands in Rio. Almost each neighborhood has its favorite. Each band has a street in which they parade. Usually people who organize a band’s procession also compose the music for their parade.

The bands comprise an orchestra which is mainly brass. Either they march along a route that’s been predetermined or they stay at the same location. Nevertheless they are always joined in by lively samba revelers who may be dressed in colorful costumes, plain clothes or even bathing suits. Among the most popular Carnival bands are Carmelitas, Banda de Ipanema, Cordão do Bola Preta and Sovaco do Cristo.

The Samba Parade

The samba Parade is not just any street event in which people march about as they like. It is a very organized show where each member has a specific role and place according to his or her costume and according to the samba school he or she is a representative of.

Every year the Samba schools choose a different theme for their parade. It can be a celebration of a renowned Brazilian figure or even that of a particular time period in the history of the country. The school then expresses and illustrates the chosen theme through its work which includes samba tunes written specially for the carnival that year and costumes and floats for the parade members which are usually around 3,000 to 5,000 in number.

In a Gist

The Rio carnival is an event which everyone must experience at least once. Fans fly in from all over to explore the beauty of this festivity. Carnival Rio de Janeiro tickets for this year’s festival are expected to sell out any moment. Grab yours before they are gone.

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