Is Rio Carnival 2022 Cancelled?
After months of discussion, Rio de Janeiro Carnival, one of the world’s most popular party events, will resume in 2022. It is scheduled to be held between Feb. 26 and March 1. Postponed in 2020 due to high COVID-19 case numbers, the announcement was made amid the advancement of Brazil’s vaccine rollout process.
What is the purpose of Carnival?
Carnival is a festival that happens over a few days, usually just before Lent, in February or March. Because traditionally many people go on a fast during Lent, giving up meat, sugar or other foods and drink, carnival is an opportunity to enjoy these treats for the last time.
Why do Caribbeans celebrate Carnival?
Caribbean Carnival celebration has origins based in colonialism and religious conversion as Europeans settled in the Caribbean Region. It has now become a festival and celebration tied to freedom and the emancipation of slavery.
How long does the carnival in Rio de Janeiro last?
It is a six-day party where crowds follow the trios elétricos through the city streets, dancing and singing.