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Iemanja Festival

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Location:

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro

Date:

From: 2014.12.31 To: 2015.01.01

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Description

As if the New Year wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, the inhabitants of Rio gather at Copacabana Beach every December 31st to mark the festival of Iemanja, Goddess of the Sea in the Umbanda religion. Flowers, perfume and other gifts are cast into the sea in her honour, while the city celebrates the changing year in colourful style as only Rio can. If you’re still capable the next day, the party continues with celebrations of local cuisine, dance and culture. Make next New Year’s an extra-special one!

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