By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some say Carnival is officially over, but the ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) don’t seem to have received the message. Though traditionally the festivities end on Ash Wednesday, there are many designated blocos continuing on through Saturday, March 9th, or ‘Sábado das Campeãs’ (Saturday of Champions) and Sunday, March 10th.

Saturday, March 9th sees an early start for any Carnival completists out there, with Bloco das Poderosas taking over Rua Primeiro de Março, in Rio’s Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here