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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 – New Year’s Eve, or ‘Réveillon,’ is a big deal in Rio de Janeiro, being the second biggest celebration after Carnival. The city really welcomes the new year in style, with...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local NGO (non-profit) Favela Brass will start its own Carnival celebrations this year, with a performance on Praia do Flamengo this Saturday morning, January 28th. The recital will begin at...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, October 8th, Feira do Lavradio, also known as Feira do Rio Antigo, will celebrate twenty years of bringing together some of Rio's best handicrafts and antiques in Rio's...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, February 14th, millions of party-goers joined over two dozen blocos parading down Rio de Janeiro streets as part of the ongoing free parties known as Carnaval da...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes handed Rei Momo (King Momo) the key to the city on Friday, February 13th, the 2015 Rio Carnival officially began. Continuing through...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The British and Commonwealth Society (BSC) is celebrating the Queen’s birthday this Saturday, June 8th with a party at 4PM in Jubilee Hall, Botafogo. The British Consul General Paula Walsh...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – New Year's Eve, or Réveillon as it is known, is easily Rio’s second most popular holiday after Carnival. While famous for the expected two million party-goers who gather...

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