The event officially kicks off the 2015 carnival week in Rio.
An estimated 1,000,000 tourists will visit Rio in the Carnival 2015, up about 2 percent from last year, authorities said.
The highlight of the Rio Carnival 2015 celebrations are two samba school parades on Sunday and Monday night by 12 samba groups, each featuring up to 6,000 dancers in the Sambodromo (Sambadrome) stadium. Monday and Tuesday of next week are public holidays.

The most popular parades are in Rio de Janeiro, and in the northeastern cities of Salvador and Recife.
See the complete program for the Rio de Janeiro carnival 2015 here >

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Queen and King Momo of the Rio carnival 2014 are chosen. Brazilian Letícia Martins was the winner; she received a premium of R$ 20,000 brazilian real.Wilson Dias of Costa beat current King Momo that competed for the 6th year.
The Carnival Queen  2014 of Rio was chosen in the City of the Samba. Rio de Janeiro. Eight candidates competed to the highest place. The winner: Letícia Martins. Already King’s Momo premium was with Wilson Dias of Costa, beating Milton Rodrigues, who competed to maintain the premium for the sixth consecutive year.

The carnival contest has a series of demands. Women Candidates should have between 18 and 35 years old, minimum height of 1,65m, to live in the municipal district of Rio, at least for two years and to have completed the first school degree.

Photo: Carnival Rio 2014 , King Momo and sexy Carnival queen (#1)

Rio de Janeiro Carnival queen Leticia Martins

More hot carnival women at samba parade

Aerolíneas Argentinas flag carrier seeks to develop the Brazilian tourism in Argentina. The Argentine airline presented on Thursday night its direct flight to
Belo Horizonte (MG – Brazil), which kicks off its operations last month with daily frequency and occupancy of almost 60 percent. Brazil represents between 31 and 33 percent of the international tourism received by Argentina and it is important to open an air route with one of the main economic regions as the state of Minas Gerais. The movement among both cities (Belo Horizonte – Buenos Aires) is from among four thousand and four thousand five hundred monthly passengers in off season and the idea of the one flight is to duplicate it and more, to arrive to 10 thousand passengers, matter that will make more tourists to visit Argentina.

The airline also has connections to Rosario, Córdoba, Mendoza, Ushuaia, Calafate, Trelew, with that which will be possible to connect from airport Ezeiza to the  principal tourist destinations of Argentina.

The Italian Alitalia Air Compagnia announces the beginning of its new food service  approach for the passengers that enjoy the comfort of Classica Bonus.
In this opportunity, Alitalia submits two culinary new proposals specially elaborated with the purpose of reflecting the exquisite kitchen Italian, using recipes and typical ingredients of the different regions of Italia.
The catering menus are designed by ALMA  (Italian School of International Kitchen).
As first option, the passengers will be able to enjoy the menu Dolomiti whose income consists on smoky ham with vegetables, seeds of fennel and rye bread like first plate. As principal plate one will be able to taste Ravioli Ampezzani with cheese smoky ricotta together with a salad of veal carpaccio, cabbage, toasted cumin and currant. Lastly, like dessert will be served Val di Non bavarois of apple.
On the other hand, the menu Maremma, offers as income Bread Panzanella with oil of virgin olive. As principal plate offers stew  of goat paw, artichokes and potatoes toasted together with a salad of mushrooms and grass with virgin extra  oil . Finally as dessert, one will be able to enjoy a delicious bread of ginger with sauce of vanilla.

Korean Psy will make presence in the Brazil carnival 2013. Rio de Janeiro carnival 2013: On February 9, 2013 who burst for the world with the success Gangnman Style, will go by some  camarotes -skyboxes selected in Sapucaí carnival stadium -the Sambodromo, Rio – Brazil.
The presence of Psy will be part of a campaign of  Gilette called “Quero Ver Raspar”
Besides Rio, the singer will also be in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on February 8,2013 in the camarote – skybox of brazilian singer Claudia Leite.

The Carnival street band “bloco” Simpatia É Quase Amor gathered 70 thousand people.
Riotur, the official Rio tourism office, informed that 70 thousand people participated Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2013 , of the parade of the Simpatia É Quase Amor(Sympathy are Almost Love), in Ipanema, South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The carnival bloco honored Iemanjá and the poet Vinícius of Moraes, with the plot “Olha que coisa mais linda, saindo da praça, é o Simpatia que vem e que passa, doce balanço, a caminho de Iemanjá” and with samba song of authorship of Guilherme Vargues, Manuela Trindade, Nina Rosa and Bil-Rait Buchecha. Rio at full steam in the Carnival week !!!!!!! Official Rio Carnival begins on February 8, 2013.

photo: Carnival Simpatia É Quase Amor bloco at street in Ipanema, Rio

pics: aerial view of Carnival bloco de rua at Ipanema beach, Simpatia É Quase Amor band


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