Samba dancers in Rio Carnival pay Chinese New Year calls

Brazil’s Carnival celebrations coincide with China’s Spring Festival this year. At the world’s biggest party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians wish a happy new year, and all the best to the Chinese people.

[SOUNDBITE] Barbara ,Samba school dancer
I wish all Chinese people a promising new year and happiness for every family.

[SOUNDBITE] Paula, Samba school dancer
Happy New Year! Wish you peace and health. Carnival has begun. Let’s celebrate together!

[SOUNDBITE] Carlos, Samba school dancer
Welcome to Rio for the Carnival! I’m wearing gold today. It’s a symbol of fortune in China. I wish everybody a richer new year!

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