Here is our roundup of carnivals across the globe from the last week.
Thousands of performers paraded through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.
The Carmelitas bloco is one of the most traditional carnival street parties in Rio de Janeiro, taking its name from the legend of a cloistered catholic nun that escaped the convent to join a carnival street party.
For the first time, a Brit is the lead dancer for one of the main samba schools in the festive competition.
With 48 hours to go before 1.5 million tourists hit the streets violence is rising.
From Venice to Copacabana Beach, the world is celebrating winter carnival.
A choice selection of the week’s most striking images from around the world A Picture and its Story: Ninty-year-old woman escapes Mosul.
Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.
At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade.
It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri
The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.
Thousands of revelers took part in colourful street parties in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday ahead of the famous Carnival.
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival
The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the
Rio is ready to spread the sparkle as King Momo declares Carnival open. O começo – o maior #carnaval do mundo! King Momo thrilled to receive the keys
Drums started to echo across Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome on Sunday (January 24) as the technical rehearsals for the world’s most famous Carnival
Carnival was in high gear in Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambadrome parade route Monday night as some of the city’s top samba schools marched in front of
Plenty of girls from Impanema joined the colourful crowd taking part in carnival at Rio’s famous beach. The samba sizzled as those in the parade let
Brazilians prepare to party their worries away as Carnival kicks off
Brazil’s annual Carnival celebrations have begun in earnest in Rio de Janeiro but the party risks being a little flat this year. A slumping economy
It is carnival time, well it soon will be. Friday February 13 marks the beginning of the world’s biggest and best – in Brazil. But this year, aware
Dozens of musicians, dancers and performers paraded in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (January 18), polishing their performance ahead of
Samba is at the heart of the world famous Rio Carnival. An iconic dance and musical genre imported by African slaves and enriched with local rhythms