The famous carnival attracts tourists from all over the world every year.
The world-famous Carnival processions in Rio de Janeiro have become another victim of the pandemic: the authorities announced that the event, scheduled for February 2021, is postponed indefinitely. Coronavirus continues to rage in Brazil.
The famous carnival is an epidemiologist’s nightmare in a pandemic. As part of the long-running festival, crowds dance in the streets and flock to the famous Sambodrome for mass processions.
The Rio carnival, which is the largest globally, attracts tourists from all over the world every year.
“This is not a cancellation, but a postponement. We are looking for an alternative solution – some option that can be organized when it becomes safer,” said Jorge Castaneda, President of the organization that holds the annual parades.
Carnival in Rio has not been canceled for more than 100 years.