Find pictures of the 2017 edition here and the video.
For the 2016 edition, see here as well as a video.
accraexpat's Rio Carnival Party 2018!
The Seventh Edition.
This year, the Rio Carnival takes place from February 9 to 14 and we will celebrate in Accra on Saturday, February 10th.
The Rio Carnival is a wild 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Friday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday after which one is supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures. Carnival with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, could be interpreted an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh. It is usually in February, the hottest month in the Southern Hemisphere, when summer in Rio de Janeiro is at its peak.
Each year since 2012, for all of us who cannot go to Rio de Janeiro ;-) accraexpat.com organizes its "Rio Carnival Party" in Accra: see pictures on our Facebook page .
Thanks to all, this event has become part of the Accra scene, with over 500 guests year after year. See more pictures.
Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk Carioca, Electrobrasil and Latino music will keep this Carnival do Brazil party going through the night. A music diversity of the deep rooted Afro-Latin rhythms that conquered the world.
The party will be held again outdoor under the trees of Toro Tapas Bar, decorated for the occasion
When: Saturday, February 10th, 2017.
Time: we open from 7:00pm so guests can come early and enjoy the Brazilian menu, the music, decoration and ambiance.
The party will be from 9:00pm.
Where: Toro Tapas Bar, the Spanish restaurant and bar at Afrikiko Gardens, just north of Ring Road at Ako Adjei interchange and across the French Embassy - Tel.: 0202 261 001 / 0506 531 836 - visit www.torotapas.com.
How: GHS 25.00 single, GHS 40.00 couple, at the door (16 and above only).
A special Brazilian (and Spanish menu) will be on offer.
Cash bar, including the famed Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil!
A face mask will be given to all guests but dressing Carnival-style is up to you!
The 7900+ Members of accraexpat.com from 95+ countries, the Brazilian community, the entire expatriate community and our Ghanaian friends are invited to find the right outfit and get ready to party the Brazilian way!!
We invite you to see the attached flyer and share this invitation with your friends and colleagues (email the link or click on SHARE below).
See you in Brazil next February!
Click on View attached document to see a collage of pictures of a previous edition.