Watch: Dogs take highlight at Brazilian carnival parade honouring pets | EUROtoday

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Watch as canines and their house owners took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana for a Carnival festivity for canines on Sunday, 4 February.

Costumed canines gathered for “bloco” avenue events honouring pets throughout pre-Carnival festivities.

Official occasions start on 9 February, however avenue parades will happen beforehand with quite a lot of themes.

Brazil’s Carnival returned to full capability final 12 months after two years of diminished affairs, with no block events, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Block events happen earlier than the official occasions of the carnival, and are extra informal than the parades within the Sambadrome.

They can generally begin as early as January and run after the official carnival occasions have ended.

Block events principally function samba music however different bands will play Marchinhas (polka-like music).