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Friday, February 9 2018
The kick off for the Rio Carnival will be taken by King Momo in person.
A central character for the Carnival, King Momo is elected several weeks before the festivities begin. On the day, the Mayor in person entrusts him the keys to the city during a fabulous opening ceremony, bequeathing him the authority to reign - in good humour - over the festivities throughout the duration of the famous carnival.