This Monday (16/11) the dates for the 2021 carnival were defined. So from the 8th to the 11th of July the traditional carnivals of Rio de Janeiro will be taking place. It is also expected that Sao Paulo and Salvador will meet at these dates to hold the festivities.

The definition

Today was held the plenary meeting of the Independent League of Schools of Samba (LIESA) where the new dates for the 2021 carnival were defined. Thus, the 8th and 9th will parade the Series A schools, and the traditional Parades of the Panel will take place on July 10 and 11, following the same structure as the previous years. That is: there will be samba-entanglement devices, rehearsals, parade, allegories, floats, competition and champion.

The parades will be held ONLY if yá there is vaccine available, so you will still have to wait a little to see if they are really going to happen.

Sao Paulo and Salvador

Just as in Rio de Janeiro, in the capitals of Sao Paulo and Salvador will be held mega events at the same time.

Anhembi sambodrome parades will take place on July 8 and 9.

On the other hand, the carnivals of Salvador will take place from day 8 to 11.

Those days are expected to be declared a holiday in those cities.

Deferral of parades

Devious to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parades scheduled for February 2021 were cancelled in August and from that moment possibilities of new dates were considered or even permanently suspend the carnival.

With the new reports of progress of possible vaccines, and thinking of all the preparation time that gives an event as important as carnival, it was decided to place these dates as the safest to make the carnival 2021.


To learn more about the carnival:

With information from LIESA

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