3 Events That Illustrate Brazil’s Eclectic Culture

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When it comes to partying, there isn’t a country that gets more creative than Brazil. If you are looking to travel and want to dance, or celebrate amidst cultural leanings that are far from your own, or just illustrate your personal nature, you will want to look into the events of Brazil. Aside from football (soccer), you will find that the city goes crazy for celebration several times a year. This is not isolated to one city either, the whole country explodes in color, dancing, and celebration. These are just 3 events that you may want to book for your next vacation.

Carnaval

Carnaval is a celebration that goes 5 days in length and starts the Friday before Ash Wednesday. This event is a celebration of immense color and style. You’ll find that every major city goes crazy with parades, dancing, music, colors, and so much more. From tribal clothing, to exotic dancing, feathers, and just about every color under the rainbow showcased through the streets, in clubs, and so much more. Think about the most eventful parade in the United States, and then magnify that by hundreds of thousands, and you will get an idea of how immense Carnaval is. With this also comes a lot of costly accommodations. Book early, really early, and you may snap up some good deals, otherwise, expect to pay a great deal for the privilege of seeing this in person. Some of the best spots to see this include Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Salvador, Belem, Olinda, Sao Luis, and other destinations.

Cirio de Nazare

If you’re going to travel for festivities in Brazil, consider visiting during the second weekend of October. This will showcase one of the largest and most prestigious religious holidays in the world. This is held in Praca Justo Chermont, Belem. In celebration of Nossa Senhora de Nazare, this is a huge catholic religious event that has been noted to rival Carnaval in scope and size. If you want to see the streets filled with singing, flowers, and religious faithful, then check this out. However, make sure that you take off your shoes, and do a bit of investigation as to cultural leanings here, they are serious about this event. Fireworks, parades, singing, and so much more accompanies this million people gathering of worship. If you’re not keen on sticking around, don’t worry, one insider’s tip for this is to go to Algodoal and Marajo, they’ll be deserted because of this.

Copacabana New Year’s Party

One of the most incredible parties that you are going to see in your lifetime, is that of Brazil’s New Year’s Bash. You will want to go out on December 31st to Copacabana Beach. It’s here that you will celebrate with millions as the night skies turn dark and the New Year is celebrated with amazing people, friends, lovers, and families. This is by far one of the most incredible parties that you are going to find in the world, and it rivals New York City. This turns into an event where upwards of 2 million people ring in the coming year with great joy. Music, fireworks, special performances, and so much more are included in this option. Stay at one of the beachfront resorts and settle in for what very well may be the most impressive of parties in the world.

Useful Information

If you plan to visit Argentina you need to obtain the Argentina Reciprocity Fee. You can apply at www.getvisatoargentina.com.

For additional details on requirements for US Citizens, visit the State Department website or the Embassy of Argentina.

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