Over 100 Blocos Celebrate Pre-Carnival in Rio this Weekend

Throughout the entire 2018 Carnival season there will be 473 blocos leading locals and tourists in their celebrations.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The final pre-Carnival weekend began on the streets of Rio at 7AM today, Saturday (February 3rd) with the bloco 'Céu da Terra', which paraded through the bohemian hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa.

The 'Carnaval de Rua' (Carnival of the Streets) will bring more than 116 blocos to perform in the city this weekend, from the Zona Norte (North Zone) to Zona Sul (South Zone).

On Saturday alone more than sixty blocos will be parading, including 'Simpatia é Quase Amor' (Sympathy is Almost Love), which has been a Carnival staple since . . .

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