New Year's Eve
New Year in Rio © Blatant World
Brazilians know how to party and Rio's New Year (Reveillon) celebrations are ranked among the world's biggest extravaganzas. The city hosts musical shows in several districts to ring in the New Year, with Copacabana Beach hosting a crowd of more than two million people annually. Partygoers dress in white to bid farewell to the previous year and celebrate the arrival of the next. A fabulous display of fireworks illuminates the sky at midnight, amid much festivity and dancing. Hotels, clubs and restaurants also offer a variety of party options with formal balls, diverse menus and tropical buffets.
Date: 31 December annually