It’s no secret that Brazil’s Carnivals are something to behold.
And while Carnival celebrations are held throughout the year across Latin America, the Caribbean and even the US, many will say that none are quite as spectacular as the festivities thrown in Rio de Janiero.
An estimated two millions people from home and abroad will turn out on the streets of Rio this March to celebrate the last few days before lent.
With stunning costumes, heart-stopping performances and a parade to rival any in the world, it’s no surprise that a ticket to this event is hot property.
If we have not convinced you yet, here's 7 photos that will leave you seriously tempted to book a flight to Brazil ASAP:
1. The People
The people of Rio are friendly, welcoming and not afraid to express themselves. These qualities are only amplified during Carnival as they welcome visitors from all over the world and put on a pretty amazing show for them.
Oh and they are a little bit crazy (in the best way!) and are not afraid to dance the night away.
2. The Performances
The Carnival of Rio is all about the spectacle and the Brazilians certainly know how to put on a show.
The performances and dancers at Carnival won't fail to take your breath away.
3. The Sambadrome
This stunning venue hosts the Carnival festivities every year and never fails to draw in an impressive crowd.
With an unrivaled atmosphere and providing the audience with the best view from every angle, being in this stadium during the festivities should be on everyone's bucket list.
4. The Parade
And you thought Carnival was all about the dancers and the costumes. Well you are wrong.
One of the most amazing parts of the festival to behold are the Brazil-inspired parade floats. With intricate structures and built locally, they will leave you craving more of Brazil's unique art and culture.
5. Family Fun
One of the best parts about Carnival is that it is inclusive. Not only does it draw nationalities from around the world but it is fun for all the family.
From the music to the food to the costumes, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Carnival.
6. The Costumes
Everyone knows the infamous Rio Carnival costumes. They involve tonnes of features, a rainbow of color and of course SPARKLE.
And who doesn't love to play dress up every once and a while?
7. The Fun
Last but not least, Rio Carnival is all about having fun, making people smile and letting your hair down.
A festivity of pure happiness and color, Carnival is worth celebrating (even if you are thousands of miles away!)
If you can't make carnival in your home country this year, why not join others sending invaluable mobile top-up to TIM Brazil phones today!