(Citizen Free Press) — Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes announced this Thursday that he is canceling the most famous carnival parade in Brazil, which had been postponed from February to July this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I have never hidden my passion for carnival and the clear vision that I have of the economic importance of this cultural event for our city.”
“However, it seems pointless to me to imagine at this point that we will be able to celebrate carnival in July,” Paes wrote on his Twitter account. He argued that the celebration requires “great preparation” on the part of public bodies and samba associations and institutions.
Something that he defined as “impossible” to carry out at that time. “Certainly in 2022 we will be able (all duly vaccinated) to celebrate life and our culture with all the intensity that we deserve,” he said in another tweet. The mayor did not specify if it will be postponed to another date this year.
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