By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival might be officially over, but post-Carnival celebrations are just about to get started: from this Friday, February 16th, to Sunday, February 18th, Rio's streets will host 52 blocos.

Also happening this Saturday, February 17th, will be the "Champions Parade", in which the six best samba schools from Grupo Especial star at the Sapucaí again.

Traditionally, Rio's "unofficial" Carnival opens before February but this year it was on January 7th. Likewise, even though Carnival is officially over on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday), one can easily . . .

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