New Years

Have you ever considered spending the New Year's Eve in the most exciting city in the world?

New Year's Eve (called "Reveillon" in Portuguese) is one of Rio de Janeiro's most important celebrations, second only to Carnival in popularity. It attracts people from all over the world, and Brazilians from all states. The party at Copacabana beach is known for an average attendance of up to 2.5 million people every year. It is an all-night festival of music, food and fun, punctuated by spectacular fireworks, starting at midnight and lasting for almost a half hour.

Cariocas (people from Rio) traditionally wear white on New Year's Eve, it's the colour of peace and the colour worn by devotees of Candomblé ( Afro-Brazilian religion) to honor Yemanjá. Offering a white flower to Yemanjá, the goddess of the sea, is also a part of the ritual. Bring a bottle of champagne to pop and drink at midnight. If you are on the beach and you decide to shake the bottle and spray around, nobody will complain - it's considered good luck.

This year the Copacabana evening and night will be just as amazing and fun as ever, with concerts by Jorge Ben Jorge, Gabriel Moura, Suricato and Zeca Pagodinho, among others. There will be two stages, one across from Hotel Copacabana Palace and other across from Santa Clara Street. The fireworks are the stars of the evening, and they will be displayed just as 2016 begins, in an incredible and unforgettable show. This year the traditional New Year's Eve celebration will have a Summer Olypics theme, with 2,000 samba school drummers joining the festivities. All together we will celebrate the “carioquice” of the people that make Rio a singular place in the world. Flowers in the sea, party at the beach, colors in the sky and smiles everywhere. 

This is a party where everybody is welcome and admission is free!

Timetable

Main Stage – In front of the Copacabana Palace

Santa Clara Stage – Across from Rua Santa Clara

 

18:00  Opening DJ Marcelo Garcia

18:30  Gabriel Moura

20:00  Musical Sambra com Diogo Nogueira

22:30  Jorge Ben Jorge

00:00  Midnight Fireworks set to music

00:20  Zeca Pagodinho

02:00  G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

18:00  Opening with DJ

19:00  Suricato

20:30  Thais Macedo

22:20  Arlindo Cruz

00:00  Midnight Fireworks set to music

00:20  Dudu Nobre

02:00  G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

02:50  G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

 

 

For more information check the official site of 'Copacabana Reveillon' : http://copacabanareveillon.com

Official video 'Rio Réveillon 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGg8uM10J_Y

Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/copacabanareveillon