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Rio expects 2.7 million people in its traditional New Year's party

Rio de Janeiro hopes to gather some 2.7 million people in its next Reveillon, as is known the traditional Rio de Janeiro farewell party of the year and that in the 2017 edition will offer a 17-minute fireworks show, the Mayor of this Brazilian city reported today.

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (EFE) .- Rio de Janeiro expects to gather some 2.7 million people in its next Reveillon, as the traditional Rio de Janeiro farewell party of the year is known and which in the 2017 edition it will offer a 17-minute fireworks display, the Mayor of this Brazilian city reported today.

The organizers of the party will use 25 tons of fireworks in the party of December 31, launched from 11 rafts anchored in the sea, to offer to the cariocas and tourists that meet in the famous beach of Copabacana a 17-minute show with colorful figures in the sky synchronized with a soundtrack issued by 30 speakers in the arena.

This year's show will exceed the 12 minutes of the last day of 2016, when the authorities had to reduce the budget due to the financial problems of the city, and also to that of 2015 (16 minutes) but not to the one of some previous years, in which they were offered up to 20 minutes of show.

Along the beach of Copacabana will be installed 10 gigantic led curtains that will transmit the images of the party captured from drones.

The details of this year's party were announced at a press conference this Friday by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, and some of his collaborators.

According to Crivella, despite the financial crisis and the wave of violence facing the city, Rio will receive a number of participants in the party over the 2016 (2 million), which are expected to spend 2.2 million reais (about 687,500 dollars), a value 15% higher than the year past.

Copacabana will have the main and largest of the 10 platforms that will be installed in different neighborhoods of the city to offer musical shows in the Reveillon.

this year's attractions in Copacabana will be the singer Anitta, current queen of pop in Brazil, as well as the gigantic drums (orchestras) of the Mocidade and Portela samba schools, two of the main protagonists of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

"It will be the biggest (Reveillon party) of all time, we will have drones filming the fires from within their own fires to show a different angle. mission entrusted.

Rio de Janeiro's famous New Year's party is used to gathering in Copacabana, the most emblematic beach in Brazil, a crowd mostly dressed in white and eager to witness the famous pyrotechnic show and artistic presentations.

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