With an annual attendance of over two million people, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is considered the largest carnival in the world. It takes place on the Friday before Ash Wednesday, prior to Lent. The festivities include parades with elaborate floats and numerous music and dance performances.
Each year, a Corte Real (Royal Court) is assembled for the celebration, composed of a King Momo, a Queen of Carnival and two princesses. They act as the center points of the parade celebration.