Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Famed worldwide, Carnival in Rio de Janerio reigns as the benchmark for comparisons among carnival celebrations worldwide. Activities include samba schools parading on the Avenida Rio Branco and those at the Sambodrome.

Saint Sebastian Race 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Saint Sebastian Race, or a corrida de São Sebastião, is a traditional 10km race that celebrates Rio’s patron saint. The first five women and men to cross the finishing line are rewarded with a trophy or prizes.The race starts at Aterro do Flamengo, between Cuautémoque square and Tucumã road.

New Year 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ranked among the world’s biggest extravaganzas, Rio stages musical shows in several districts to liven up festivities. On Copacabana Beach, celebrants dress in white to bid farewell to a year that is ending and toast arrival of a new one. Hotels, clubs and restaurants present varied party options with diverse menus and tropical buffets. Fireworks illuminate the sky at midnight.

Panorama Festival 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

During Rio’s Panorama festival, you’re likely to see dance performances at unusual places around the city such as metro stations. A celebration of contemporary dance, this is a not-for-profit but high-profile event that attracts performers from around the world.

Flag Day 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The hymn to glorify the Brazilian flag by composer Francisco Braga with lyrics by Olavo Bilac was first performed in 1907. Nov. 19 was set aside as Flag Day, hailing national heroes striving to maintain Brazil’s sovereignty. Civic and military ceremonies take place at Copacabana Fort, Monument to the Dead of World War II, Duque de Caxias Palace, and in schools and squares.