The keys of the city have been handed over to King Momo – it must mean its carnival time in Rio de Janeiro.
Youngsters got the party started as children from 17 samba schools paraded through the streets of the Brazilian beachside city.
The schools work with 40,000 children from some of the poorest areas, teaching dancing but also art and other projects.
The children threw themselves whole heartedly into Friday night’s show in front of a cheering public.
The Rio carnival is the biggest in the world and draws huge crowds from the four corners of the globe.
The main parades are on Sunday and Monday night with festivities continuing until Ash Wednesday.