Brazil's famous Carnival celebrations this year may not be as fabulous as they usually are.
The country is currently experiencing its worst drought in the past 80 years.
Because of water shortages, officials canceled some Carnival celebrations, and many cities are scaling back party plans.
On top of the drought, the country's economic woes are also hindering party plans.
One of the largest TV broadcasters in the country, TV Globo, will not broadcast the entire celebration because of money issues.
And one of the sponsors of the festival, Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras, is entangled in a corruption scandal. But the company says it will provide funding to some of the top samba schools, as promised.
Brazil has had water issues since early last year, but officials decided not to make drastic changes before the World Cup.
For the cities that are moving ahead with the parties, Carnival will start Friday.