It's Carnival time in Brazil where parades are held across the country over a four-day weekend.
Incredible time and effort goes into making the spectacular costumes and floats.
Samba schools all over the country compete with each other for the ultimate prize - a trophy and bragging rights!
This woman's samba school in Rio thought they wouldn't be able to compete when in February a massive fire ripped through more than 3,000 of their costumes...
They're called the Portela - and their 300 drummers held a moment of silence for its losses in the fire when they entered the Sambadrome, where the contest takes place.
Preparations for the parades go on all year round, with the event finishing on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday - what we call Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day!
The samba dance schools, which are the focus of the main parade, are almost all based in the city's favelas or shanty towns - some of the poorest parts of Rio.
Each samba school picks a social or historical theme which is reflected in their costumes, floats and music. We're not sure what theme these guys decided on!
We're not sure we'd want to get a taxi ride from these guys!
You're always likely to see a few famous faces at Carnival - here's Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho!