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Carnival

Rio gears up for Carnival 2013

Tourists from all over the world are arriving in Rio to get ready for the biggest carnival of the year. The Rio Carnival kicks off officially this Friday but pre-party festivities are already in full swing as the city prepares for the biggest carnival in the world.

The Rio Carnival 2013 is set to be one of the biggest yet, with over 400 authorised street parties taking place both during and before the four day festival. According to the Brazilian Industry Hotel Association, 88 per cent of the city’s hotel rooms are booked up over the four day period as tourists flock to the city to join the millions of people who enjoy the celebrations each year.

This year’s carnival has attracted some high profile faces with South Korea’s pop sensation Psy set to take part in the celebrations over the weekend. The quirky rapper will be performing his 2012 hit song “Gangnam Style” alongside Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at the Rio Carnival, according to sponsors.

Rio Carnival starts on February 8th and ends on February 12th, known to locals as ‘Fat Tuesday’. The celebrations will be made up of carnival balls, street parties, street bands and the famous samba parade. The samba parade in Rio de Janeiro is broadcast live to countries all over the world every year and is considered the main event of the Rio Carnival.  The parade involves a competition between all the samba schools in Rio and is set to a different theme each year.

Six million people are expected to attend the Rio de Janeiro carnival this year and authorities are said to be paying extra attention to public safety in order to prepare for the influx of tourists expected for next year’s World Cup.

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