Rio de Janeiro is ready to party, with or without world-famous carnival

As Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival holiday rolls around this year without official events due to Brazil’s ongoing Omicron coronavirus wave, a slew of private parties are ensuring glitter-dusted revellers will have plenty of ways to celebrate.Rio’s carnival was cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic. The public holiday will this year not coincide with the colourful samba school parade, held in the “sambodromo,” or Sambadrome, which has been postponed until April. The city’s free and wildly…


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