Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sambodrome:
Carnival Will Happen Here!

Day 1: Friday, January 4, 2002

Grandstand preparations are underway.

Carnival will be held February 9th through the 12th in 2002.
The dates change every year. It's 40 days before the end of Lent, a Catholic observance.

This is the place.

We've all seen it on TV and didn't realize that the main stage of the parade was a small two-block area lined with the VIP grandstands.

Many of the pictures on this site were taken from the moving tour bus.
The picture above illustrates the view.

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Page last updated February 8, 2002.