November 18, 2020
The decision will be based on the existence of a vaccine against covid 19, its availability and the approval of the central government.
Carnival is traditionally celebrated in February or March, but now Rio de Janeiro is studying holding the festival in July 2021.
Samba schools seek to make this option more concrete after the new coronavirus pandemic forced them to postpone the party that was to be held in February.
If the Brazilian government agrees to declare the national holiday in July, the new date could be set between July 11 and 12, only if the coronavirus vaccine becomes available.