Tag: Brazil Festivals

Brazil Calendar 2013

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brazil Calendar 2013 There’s more to Brazil than the drunken revelry that is associated with the Carnival. If you find yourself in Brazil at any other time of the year, keep in mind that they have religious observations that are accorded national holiday status. Ano Novo New Year’s Day – Brazilians mostly follow the Gregorian [...]

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Rio Carnival 2013

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Rio Carnival 2013  When it happens: February or March(9th  to 12th February 2013)  Where it happens: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil History: The Rio Carnival 2013 had its beginnings in 1723 when Portuguese immigrants introduced the “Entrudo” where people got out on the streets and soaked each other with water and mud in fair play. These [...]

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What To Do in Rio de Janeiro

| July 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

What To Do in Rio de Janeiro Brazil exudes the allure of a woman who is both beautiful on the surface and in character; who both knows how to sit back and kick her feet up, and party really hard. Given her attributes, it is not difficult to put together a list of what to [...]

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Bumba Meu Boi

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bumba Meu Boi When: Last weekend of June or first weekend of July Where: Amazonas, Brazil History: Parintins is a medium-sized river town that was popular among migrants in the 1900s for its booming rubber industry. The Bumba Meu Boi is based on a folk lore brought about by these migrants (presumably Christians). According to [...]

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