Watch again: Brazil Carnival 2024 celebrations as people party on streets of Rio de Janeiro

Watch again people gathered at Leme Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday (10 February) for the Bloco street party for the Brazil Carnival.

The massive Ceu Na Terra street party kicked off for Carnival in style.

The Carnival returned to full capacity last year after two years of reduced affairs, with no block parties, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Block parties mostly feature samba music but other bands will play Marchinhas (polka-like music).

This year’s event takes place from 9 to 17 February.

Block parties take place before the official events of the carnival, and are more casual than the parades in the Sambadrome.

They can sometimes start as early as January and run after the official carnival events have ended.