The Rio de Janeiro Carnival Brazil is a popular traveling destination and it’s capital, Rio de Jeneiro is the center of all the dun. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year. It’s considered one of the biggest carnivals in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets. If kicked off back in 1823 and is now an highly anticipated annual occurrance. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba schools which are located in Rio.