We’re Only Warming Up!

If RIO’s warm-up style is any indication of whether the city will BRING IT for the main attraction, then RIO’s bloco game means that Carnival is going to blow your socks off!  Tomorrow marks the official start of Carnival 2017, but the streets have been blazing for WEEKS.  Check out the parades lighting up RIO streets tonight as we count down to Carnival!!!

Blocos Welcome Carnival 2017 to RIO’s Streets Tonight

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2017 Carnival Blocos Have Big Order to Fill

On Friday, RIO city officials published the list of approved blocos (or street parades) for 2017 Carnival celebrations.  Although the city government hopes that tourism associated with the celebrations will provide a much-needed boost to RIO’s economy, the number of approved blocos is down 53 from last year.  That just means the 463 approved blocos will have to really show tourists how to party and get them in a spending mood!

Carnival 2017 Will See 426 Blocos in Rio de Janeiro

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