It is the only samba school from the Nilopolis District. It was founded by a group of locals and named after the Beija-Flor ranch that was in the neighborhood. Beija-Flor came into existence December 25, 1948. Without any funding they found some cod barrels and leather from the local butcher to make the first samba drums. The school took part in their first carnival samba parade in 1954 as part of the Second Group. There were promoted to the First Group in 1963 and again in 1974. They were also crowned absolute Rio Carnival champion of the yearly competition is 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983 and 1998. In 2001 this school was second place with high honors at Rio Carnival official competition. It later went on to win in both 2003 and 2004.
Beija-Flor Samba school usually scores very high in the rankings during Rio Carnival Parades and is a huge crowd favorite during the samba parades, especially for its richness. Beija-flor gets all the attention when it enters the street stage of the sambadrome, in an impressive ocean of colorful costumes and millions of natural feathers sure to attract the attention of Cariocas and tourists a like.
Colors: Blue and White
Drummers’ Queen: Rayssa Oliveira
President: Nelsinho David
Carnavalesco: André Cezari, Fran-Sérgio, Ubiratan Silva, Laila e Vítor Santos. Pesquisadora: Bianca Behrends