The 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro will be February 5 (Friday) to February 9 ("Fat" Tuesday).
The main parades of samba schools take place on 7 and 8 days:
||União da Ilha
||UNidos da Tijuca
But if the Rio Carnival is the most famous because of the parades of the samba schools that attract more tourists, there are other carnivals as important as the Rio.
The Carnival of Bahia and Pernambuco (Recife and Olinda) each year attract more public.
The Carnival of Salvador (Bahia) for example, is a favorite of young people due to parades Electric Trios with famous artists and folk groups.
See the pictures below.