Rio Carnaval: Blocos in South and Central Zones Will Parade Simultaneously

According to Riotur, 543 bloco parades were authorized for this year's Carnaval, but they must meet the requirements of the state police and fire department before parading.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's City Hall announced parade plans for the street Carnaval blocos, on Friday January 17th.There were several changes to the schedule of the traditional blocos that parade in the south zone of town. There will also be only one megabloc per day, always in the city center and in the morning.

The large blocos that parade in Ipanema, like Simpatia é Quase Amor and Banda de Ipanema, will have their schedules changed and will also start their traditional routes in the morning.  Thus, on these days, there will be no mass migration of revellers from . . .

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