Carnival 2021

Feb 12th to 20th

Samba Schools

Special Group

The Special Group is Rio's Carnival elite
composed of 12 samba schools

Rio Carnival earned worldwide fame due to the parades of the Special Group samba schools.

1st day
February 14th
2nd day
February 15th
Starting time
21h15
Earliest ending time
03h45

Access Group

The Access Group samba schools also present thrilling parades with smaller budgets and lower ticket prices.

The Access Group presentations are also fascinating despite the fact their budget is considerably lower compared to the Special Group samba schools. The competition is fierce since the champion of one year earns a spot in the Special Group parade the next year. The tickets for the Access Group parades are cheaper, making them an amazing cost-benefit. You watch a wonderful show spending less money.

1st day
February 12th
2nd day
February 13th
Starting time
21h15
Earliest ending time
03h15

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