Greatest New Year's show in the World.
The main stage of the
New Year's Eve party is Copacabana beach. Every year, Copacabana,
one of the most famous places in the world, prepares to host around
2 million persons, coming from the four corners of the world. The
majority dressed in white, the Cariocas and their visitors bid farewell
to the year that is ending and toast the arrival of the new year.
In the four-kilometre extension of sand and asphalt, one may watch
nearly 20 minutes of firework in the sky or the cascade down in
waterfall formation on hotel facades. An incomparable spectacle
that could only happen in a city like Rio. As of 8.00 p.m. on December
31st, sound speaker towers assembled along the beach begin to play
musical hits at the same time that oceanfront hotels and restaurants
open their doors for special dinner in the most varied gastronomic
styles. Shortly before midnight, when the four kilometres of sand
and asphalt are packed with people, the countdown of the year's
last minutes begins. Itīs a delirious thrill. At midnight, the fireworks
display begins, all over the shore. Music for all tastes enlivens
the evening. Stage set up along the beach present shows with samba,
"pagode" and popular Brazilian music, to the joy of Cariocas and
visitors, until the arrival of the first ray of sunlight of the
new year. You have never seen anything like it.