Mangueira Samba School is Ready for Carnival 2017

Last year’s reigning champions of the Special Group competition seek to win for the second year in a row, with a theme showing Brazil’s multi-faith traditions and superstitions.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Occupying a spot in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for decades, the league’s current champion school G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira will be the last school to perform in this year’s Carnival parade competition at the Sambódromo.

Performing under a pink-and-green flag, the school’s display this year is scheduled for the evening of Monday, February 27th at approximately 3:25 AM.

Last year was Mangueira’s 19th win in the

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