The ceremonies are among the most waited for moments. They will set the tone of the event, paving the way to celebrate the competition schedule. When athletes bid farewell, they will reinforce their appreciation for the host city with a great gathering.
Famous for touching large audiences, they combine the sports tradition with the best cultural expressions of the city and
country hosting the competitions. At the Paralympic Games (7 September), the opening ceremony will highlight the strength of Brazil and its people, who are used to overcoming challenges and demonstrating creativity.
The closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games will be held on 18 September. It will be a new opportunity to celebrate Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with that special feeling of looking back at the Games’ best moments and handing over the Paralympic flag to Tokyo, next host of the Games in 2020.