The traditional carnival in Rio de Janeiro was postponed due to the coronavirus. It was originally supposed to be held in February 2021, but new dates for the event have not been set. This decision was made by the independent league of samba schools in Rio de Janeiro (Liesa), reports the newspaper Globo.
The head of the association, Jorge Castaner, stressed that this is not about canceling the event, but about postponing it. “We are awaiting information on when we will have the vaccine and when the immunization will take place,” Castaner said.
He noted that, according to some reports, favorable conditions for the carnival can come only in April. In addition, already in July it became known about the postponement of the carnival in Sao Paulo for an indefinite period.