The Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the most popular events in the country. Thousands of tourists come out to visit Brazil so that they can witness the carnival parade up close and personal. This festival has been held each year for nearly five decades and takes place for several days, directly before the celebration of Easter. Each day, the parade is completely festive, with people dressed in all sorts of costumes and tons of different dances taking place. Along with the dance performances, an assortment of music is played as well. Most of the music that can be heard at the parade includes samba de bloco, samba de embalo, and reggae-style music.