Blocos: Carnival of the Streets

Carnaval in Rio is not only about the floats, revelers party all day throughout the city streets in parties called Blocos. There were about ninety listed this year, with some of the most exciting ones starting at 6 am in Santa Teresa. We groggily sipped our coffee, while the locals drank beer. The Blocos don’t necessarily relate to the samba schools, but instead symbolize the city’s collected spirit, linking them to Carnaval at more of an urban scale.

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