Happy Birthday to the Marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro! Today, March 1st marks Rio’s 447 birthday and this city is shining brighter than ever in 2012. Founded upon the establishment of a Portuguese military outpost in 1565, it’s beautiful beaches and lush tropical rainforests have attracted millions to live and many times that to visit the city. 2014 FIFA World cup around the corner, 2016 Olympic Games, and the UFC setting up shop are an equation for success. The eyes of the World are on Rio de Janeiro, and they should be.
If you are in Rio de Janeiro today or even wish that you where, celebrate and give thanks for this great cities existence on the day it was founded.