The Carnival of Brazil, the biggest and most famous carnival in the world, which celebrated since 1723, kicked off officially on Friday, Feb.9 after King Momo received a key to the city from Rio de Janeiro in traditional ceremony according to AFP.
"The time has come to hand over my duties to magnificent King Momo so that the city may have fun under his rule, let there be peace and joy." said Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes on Friday, then King Momo responded saying "I declare the Rio Carnival open!".
The carnival main event took place on Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro and will continue until late evening on Monday as a total of 12 top samba schools, each consisting of 2.5 - 4.5 thousand people, paraded their amazing colorful floats and hot naked dancers at the center stage of Rio Carniva at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, reports Voice of Russia.
Samba schools such as Inocentes de Belford Roxo, the Unidus da Tijuca School, The Beija Flor School, show off their colorful feathers, sequins, naked body paint and performing traditional carnival songs in front of more than two million people are crowded to watch the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro.
Actress Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green were among the VIP guests at the Sambodrome. Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West and Will Smith also spend their vacations in Rio.