Monobloco Draws 400,000, Closing Rio Carnival’s 2017 Celebrations

Approximately 400,000 people attended the bloco which began outside CCBB in Centro at 9AM on Sunday and paraded along from Rua Primeiro de Março.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s Carnival in Rio might have officially ended on the last day of February, but the celebrations continued this weekend with the Champions Parade and more blocos in the streets. Monobloco, one of Rio’s largest and most popular, brought festivities to a close on Sunday, March 5th.

Monobloco was one of the 462 official blocos given permission to parade in Rio’s 2017 Carnival celebrations . . .

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