It’s considered the biggest festival not only in Brazil but also in the world. During four days people go out to the streets to dance, sing, eat, drink, play music and just enjoy life. The high point of that is the Samba Parade that takes place in the Sambodromo. Numerous samba schools participate in this final parade. After the Parade the Queen of the Carnival is chosen, and the Winners Parade is held.
The samba schools are very large groups of performers, financed by respected organizations (as well as illegal gambling groups), who work year-round in preparation for Carnival. Every school has eighty minutes to demonstrate their skills and convince the judges of their talents. Developed in Rio de Janeiro between the end of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century, the samba is still one of the most popular music styles of Brazil. The first Carnival was organized during the 1640s. The Rio Carnival 2019 is with no limits, no taboos or social boundaries. It attracts visitors from all corners the globe. The Carnival is also watched on television sets all over the world.