Samba queens, fantasy floats, steel drums and dental floss bikinis - it can mean only one thing.

Yep, it's carnival time in Rio de Janeiro, signalling four days of wild celebrations in the Brazilian city.

Festivities kicked off on Saturday (with Megan Fox popping in) and last through until Fat Tuesday, after which begins Lent, during which one is meant to abstain from all bodily pleasures.

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The festival's official website points out: "Carnival, with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, can be considered an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh."

So until then, fill those boots and feast those eyes on the bacchanalia unfolding in Brazil.

SEE ALSO: Venice Carnival 2013, Italian City Hosts Annual Festivities, Including 'Flight Of The Angel'

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  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Mangueira - Carnival 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 11: Model Gracyanne Barbosa, Queen of Percussion of Mangueira Samba School dances during the parade themed on Cuiaba, capital city of Mato Grosso at Sambodrome Sapucai as part of Carnival 2013 on February 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandro Auler/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: A dancer of Academicos Do Grande Rio dressed up as a maermaid performs during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • Academicos do Grande Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – FEBEURARY 12: Members of Academicos Do Grande Rio during the parade featured on the petroleum industry of Rio de Janeiro, at Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai on February 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ALTERNATIVE CROP OF HAS108.- A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A boy disguised as a devil poses for photos before participating in a carnival parade in Panama City, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school embrace during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Performers from the Beija Flor samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school is tossed in the air during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    A reveler of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ADDS IDENTIFICATION AND NATIONALITY OF PERFORMER.- Maria Caren Paz, from Argentina, from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Performers from the Academicos do Grande Rio samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Danielle Winits

    Brazilian actress Danielle Winits from the Academicos do Grande Rio samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Performers from the Academicos do Grande Rio samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Performers from the Academicos do Grande Rio samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    US actress Megan Fox looks at Unidos da Tijuca samba school during the first night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US actress Megan Fox, right, and her husband Brian Austin Green attend the carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • US actress Megan Fox, right, and her husband Brian Austin Green attend the carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Megan Fox

    US actress Megan Fox, left, attends the carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Megan Fox

    U.S. actress Megan Fox, left, attends the carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • BRAZIL-CARNIVAL-RIO-PARADE-SAMBADROME

    US actress Megan Fox (L) looks at Unidos da Tijuca samba school during the first night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)