Brazilian Carnival season is opened
Sunday, February 6, 2005
The samba schools parade in Rio de Janeiro is scheduled for the first day. The parade occurs at the Sambódromo plaza, a place which was constructed specially for the event. Thousands of onlookers and participants are expected for the televised event, starting at 9:00 p.m. local time and continuing without interruption until Monday morning around 6:00 a.m. The parade will then restart Monday night at 9:00 p.m.
The samba schools which are scheduled to be in Sambódromo plaza Sunday, February 6 are: Mocidade, Império Serrano, Salgueiro, Mangueira, Unidos da Tijuca, Tradição and Vila Isabel. Monday, February 7, the following schools are scheduled: Porto da Pedra, Caprichosos, Viradouro, Portela, Imperatriz, Grande Rio and Beija-Flor.
Although the samba schools' parade in Rio de Janeiro is a great event of the Brazilian carnival, the Brazilian people also celebrate carnival in another ways: going out to the streets, going to saloons, participating in blocos and bandas and following the Trio Elétrico.
- Brazilian Carnival 2005 Gallery, Estado de São Paulo(AE).
- Michael Astor. "Rain Can't Dampen Fun of Brazil's Carnival" — , February 6, 2005
- "Mocidade Independente abre hoje desfiles no Rio" — , February 6, 2005
- "Brazilian Carnaval 2005 - Tickets" — , February 6, 2005