Blocos Welcome Carnival 2017 to Rio’s Streets Tonight

The night before Carnival begins will see dozens of celebrations in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, including several blocos and other warm up events.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival 2017 officially begins tomorrow, on Friday, February 25th. While some Cariocas may choose to relax this evening in preparation for the biggest celebration of the year to begin, many will take advantage of the public holiday tomorrow by squeezing in one of the many blocos happening this evening.

Six official blocos are scheduled to take to Rio’s streets this evening. Banda da Rua do Mercado and Bloco dus Impussivi both begin from 5PM in

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