World’s most famous Carnival kicks off on a literary note:
The world of Don Quixote was recreated in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome by the União da Ilha samba school, which opened the parades with representations of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece.
União da Ilha (Union of the Island) led off with a parade entitled “Don Quixote of La Mancha – the gentleman of impossible dreams” as its entry for the Carnival title.
“Don Quixote is enchanting for the madness of fighting for ideals that reason has no part of,” the artistic director of União da Ilha, Rosa Magalhaes, said in explanation of their chosen theme. MORE