Carnival is cancelled in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 103 years, but performers are already gearing up for an epic 2022 parade

  • For the first time in more than 100 years, Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival celebration will not take place.
  • The loss is especially tough on the thousands of people who design, choreograph, and perform in the annual spectacle.
  • But Rio’s dedicated samba schools are already gearing up for a raucous Carnival in 2022.
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