Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout
Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout

Which country has the strangest New Year’s Eve tradition?

Customs include sleeping in coffins, having sex the night before the new year, and smashing crockery

Topic |   Tourism
Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout
Rio’s Carnival, which takes place each year before Lent, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with more than two million people on the streets each day. This celebration is mimicked on a smaller scale around the world at the end of each year as this local dance group, Yes Brazil, showed when they dressed up in samba costumes in Tsim Sha Tsui for the New Year’s Eve Coundown Carnival in 2002. Photo: Handout
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