Want to know what the dates of the 2013 carnival in Brazil are? According to the official calendar, the 2013 carnival will take place between 8 and 13 February.
- The Rio de Janeiro escolas de samba will parade at the sambadrome on Sunday 10 and Monday 11.
- The São Paulo parades will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9.
Although the dates seem miles away, the farsighted travellers will make accommodation arrangements for the period long in advance – it is the only way of finding good value accommodation for places like Rio de Janeiro or Salvador.
As more details emerge I will keep you posted.