The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets.
Carnival of Brazil (Portuguese: Carnaval do Brasil, IPA: [kaʁnaˈvaw]) is an annual Brazilian festival held between the Friday afternoon (51 days before Easter) and Ash Wednesday at noon, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term "carnival," from carnelevare, "to remove (literally, "raise") meat." Wikipedia
Head to the Plataforma Samba Show in Leblon. See a traditional Brazilian folklore show that tells the story of Brazil's racial and cultural roots through rhythms, music, singing and dancing for 1.5 hours. Watch a talented cast of dancers and percussionists present the cultural origins of modern-day Brazilian pop music — a result of the mix of Portuguese, Indian and African influences. Don’t miss this incredible experience where the soul of a nation is presented through music and dance for guests from all over Brazil and the world! Book now!
Do you know that the BIGGEST samba carnival out of Brazil is hosted in Asakusa Japan?
The Asakusa Samba Carnival is one of Tokyo's more lively and popular summer festivals. It attracts 500,000 visitors each year.The festival has been held at the end of August since 1981. The one exception was 2011 when the festival was canceled due to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.Samba is a surprisingly common hobby in Tokyo. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. Read more here