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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...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With one of the biggest firework celebrations and most well-attended parties in the world, Copacabana Beach is one of the places to experience New Year’s Eve – however, navigating the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Carnival to the World Cup and Olympics, the Cidade Maravilhosa is no stranger to hosting unforgettable events. Now with this year’s famous ‘Reveillon’ (New Year’s Eve) celebrations falling...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When Rio celebrates, Copacabana is usually where the biggest party is held, and New Year’s Eve - or ‘Réveillon’ as it’s known locally - is no exception. This year is...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend, at the city’s prestigious Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) starting Friday,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for...

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