Street Parades Still Going Strong on Ash Wednesday in Brazil

Next Saturday and Sunday megablocos like Monobloco and Poderosas, are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to the streets in Rio.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The calendar says the 2019 carnival is officially over, but in Rio de Janeiro, and throughout Brazil, that does not mean that the party is over. According to Rio officials more than fifty ‘blocos’ are still scheduled to parade through the streets from Ash Wednesday (March 6th) until Sunday (March 10th).

“We keep saying ‘goodbye’ to Carnival all week long,” jokes Camila Rocha, who has been to dozens of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?