The Rio Samba Parade is carnival distinct from all rio street parades held at some other places in the world. It started as street festivities with groups of people parading through the streets playing music and dancing. The Carnival parades in Rio developed into something special, a competition between the samba schools.
Topless women and raunchy dancers gear up for Rio Carnival 2018
The main competition was originally held downtown. Until the mids, bleachers for the spectators were simply assembled and disassembled every year on Av. Then the main parades were moved to the Sambodromo, specially built for this event.
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