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Brazil Festivals and Events

New Year's Day
Brazil, Jan 01, 2000
Candomble worshippers gather at the beaches to pay homage to Iemanja, goddess of the sea. In the hope of receiving blessings for the coming year, offerings of fruits, rice and flowers are set out to sea.

Brazilian Grand Prix
Sao Paulo, March 26, 2000
For more information, contact Tel: 41-22-544-4400,
visit http://www.gpbrasil.org/

Blumenau, October
In the south, Octoberfest is celebrated in Blumenau. It is based on the Bavarian harvest festival and involves much merrymaking, beer drinking and sausage eating.

Brazil, 25th Dec 2000
Christmas in Brazil is very meaningful. The Brazilian population is primarily Christian. Santa Claus, is known as Papai Noel, here in Brazil. Brazilians are a mix of people from many parts of the world, and as a former Portuguese colony, there are some customs relating to Christmas which originates from this heritage.

One of them is to build wonderful "Christmas Scenes". This practice is common in northeastern Brazil. In Brazil, we call it Presepio, which originates from a Hebrew origin of the word "presepium" that means the bed of straw in which Jesus first slept after birth.


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