Category Archives: Carnival in Brazil

Ronaldo, Zico, Carnival, World Cup, Brazil!

Ronaldo, Zico, Carnival, World Cup, Brazil!

Many people think of Brazil as the country of “Carnival” and “football” – soccer for us Yanks. As the country prepares to host the World Cup this year, they are doing their level best to remind people of what they are famous for.  Floats paying homage to two of its biggest soccer stars will parade through Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo this week.  Carnival, football, and soon, lots of it.

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Carnival in Rio de Janiero Kicks Off

Carnival in Rio de Janiero Kicks Off

Let’s get the party started!  Rio de Janiero’s mayor has opened the seaside city’s raucous Carnival, the self-billed biggest party on the planet and Brazil’s last big bash before it hosts this year’s World Cup football tournament.  Of course, if you need to talk to anyone in Brazil for about a week, you’ll be outContinue Reading

Business and Pleasure in Rio for Carnival

Business and Pleasure in Rio for Carnival

If you needed any more indication that Brazil is starting to get serious about its place in the Global economy, you need look no further.  A Brazilian organization, the Brazilian Export Promotion Agency, is organizing the Carnival Project, essentially a giant business expo held at the same time as Carnival.  The “Carnival Project”, which willContinue Reading

Will Work for Samba

Will Work for Samba

Carnival in Brazil is more than a holiday, more than an event, more than a celebration.  For many Brazilians, it is a way of life.  Swathed in nothing but a sprinkling of sequins and puff of feathers, Rio de Janeiro’s samba group dancers are the star attractions of the world’s most iconic Carnival celebrations.  AndContinue Reading