Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Wow! You Need To See These Breathtaking Photos From Brazil’s Carnival

Brazil is synonymous with four major things all over the world – Football, its beautiful women, lovely beaches and electrifying carnivals.One major revenue earner for the South American country is its tourism sector, boosted by its beaches and many carnivals. The carnivals have attracted publicity all over the world because of their traditional dances, colourful costumes, beautiful women and the accompanying crowds that grace the
street-held carnivals.

A giant statue of Late Nelson Mandela on display
A giant statue of the late Nelson Mandela on display


Anything goes at Rio de Janeiro's infamous carnival, but these performers were wearing more than most....
Anything goes at Rio de Janeiro’s infamous carnival, but these performers were wearing more than most….


Members of the samba group Uniao da Ilha created a spectacular collage of colourful flowers and butterflies with their costumes
Members of the samba group Uniao da Ilha created a spectacular collage of colourful flowers and butterflies with their costumes


While Carnival exploded in a riot of colour inside the Sambadrome,  hundreds of alcohol-soaked parties lined the streets of Rio de Janeiro
While Carnival exploded in a riot of colour inside the Sambadrome, hundreds of alcohol-soaked parties lined the streets of Rio de Janeiro


Thousands of dedicated performers take part in the parade and spend hours applying make-up and getting into the elaborate costumes
Thousands of dedicated performers take part in the parade and spend hours applying make-up and getting into the elaborate costumes


Elaborate costumes, not to mention the weird an the wonderful all made an appearance during the grand finale on Monday night
Elaborate costumes, not to mention the weird an the wonderful all made an appearance during the grand finale on Monday night


A reveller from Portela samba school participates in the carnival samba parade which seemed to celebrate the afterlife
A reveller from Portela samba school participates in the carnival samba parade which seemed to celebrate the afterlife


The samba schools were competing for the best performance which will be announced later in the week
The samba schools were competing for the best performance which will be announced later in the week


Luckily for revelers and performers the rain held off on Monday night. A torrential downpour soaked party-goers on Sunday night
Luckily for revelers and performers the rain held off on Monday night. A torrential downpour soaked party-goers on Sunday night


Tens of thousands of people gathered on both sides of the imposing venue to watch and sing along to Rio's famous Samba schools
Tens of thousands of people gathered on both sides of the imposing venue to watch and sing along to Rio’s famous Samba schools


It may have been past their bed time, but that didn't stop these excited children getting in on the Carnival action
It may have been past their bed time, but that didn’t stop these excited children getting in on the Carnival action


Young revellers from Beija-Flor samba school proved they had just as much rhythm as their older counterparts with their own parade
Young revellers from Beija-Flor samba school proved they had just as much rhythm as their older counterparts with their own parade


A number of Rio's famous Samba groups decided to honor the country's diverse Afro-Brazilian heritage
A number of Rio’s famous Samba groups decided to honor the country’s diverse Afro-Brazilian heritage






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