This four-day celebration is unlike anything else on the planet. Nearly 2 million people gather on the streets of Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Carnaval. Dancing, parades, costumes, and oh so much more burst forth to create in the biggest party in South America. There are several parades and all of them are free-spirited affairs where quite literally anything could happen. Everyone is happy and everyone participates. It’s one of the most entertaining events to take place anywhere. Samba schools hold elaborate competitions. These schools work year round on their routines for Carnaval. Hundreds of street bands perform throughout the city. Everything about Carnaval is loud and fun, and it’s the one can’t miss event that everyone must attend before they die.