The famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro started today with traditional parades of players, but also with a parade of several dozen dogs dressed in costumes of mermaids, superheroes, butterflies and clowns, who happily ran with their owners at the favorite street party in that Brazilian city.
More than 200 dog owners gathered today with their pets, on a beach in Rio, where dogs dressed in tulle and sequins participated in the competition for the best costume of the day.
Dogs of various sizes and breeds happily walked around wagging their tails, while the organizers announced their names over the loudspeaker, while the streets were littered with confetti.
Chihuahua Alana stood out as a glittering mermaid, while cocker spaniel Trinde was Hermione in a cape and a shih tzu named Bidu wore a Superman costume. One pit bull, named Skubidu, wore a lion costume with an unruly golden mane.
Pasoka, a two-year-old dachshund with 100.000 followers on Instagram, paraded disguised as a hot dog, topped with ketchup and mustard. His owner proudly said that Pasoka is a real influencer.
After the parade, the dog owners continued to have fun in the city, where the "real" carnival is also underway.
The five-day carnival is one of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. The colorful parade of members of samba schools is considered the most spectacular celebration of its kind in the world.