I cannot wait till the pandemic is over – that takes time of course. I aspire to travel the world someday, exploring new sights, and learning new cultures. One of the countries I would love to visit is Brazil.
Brazil is known for their colourful and vibrant carnivals and famous soccer players like Pele and Neymar. Let us look at some of their fun carnivals enjoyed by both locals and tourists.
Festival Amazonas de Opera
This music-filled festival is an annual event from the month of March to May. It is held at the Amazon Theatre located in the City of Manaus. Its official orchestra is called the Amazons Philharmonic.
Festival Amazonas de Opera is the main opera event of Brazil and have been in operation for over 22 years. It is also led by their artistic director and world class conductor, Luiz Fernando Malheiro. For those who enjoy a night filled with beautiful orchestra, Festival Amazonas de Opera is just for you!
Festa Junina is one of the grandest festivals in Brazil. Celebrated during the entire month of June every year, the festival honours the birth of St. John the Baptist. Activities are organised with a constant theme of life in the countryside.
Local food, tradition outfits and music, square dancing are some of the vital elements of this festival. However, celebrations in major cities in Brazil are often held in a building, decorated with multi-coloured flags, balloons and plaid tablecloths while people will dress in campy outfits and wear straw hats.
Up for a fun-filled festival filled with colour and delicious food? This is definitely a festival to experience.
Rio de Janeiro
This festival is known to be the biggest festival in the world. Observe vibrant parades, where participants would dress in multi-coloured costumes. One parade to look out for is the Samba Parade.
This is considered the most prominent attraction throughout the parade. Enjoy open-air performances, parties, and feasts. There are several versions of this festival held around different locations in Brazil. Nonetheless, both locals and tourists enjoy these exciting festivities on the street during this festival!
Parintis Folklore Festival
Celebrated on the month of June, Parintis Folklore Festival (also known as Festival do Bori Bumba) is one of the biggest annual events in Brazil, next to Rio de Janeiro, lasting for three days.
The festival tells the mythical tale of the resurrected ox so should you be visiting during the celebration, witness the strong culture and folklore of the region and partake in the festivities. Apart from that, two groups, called Caprichoso and Garantido would compete in telling the story through the art of music and dance.
This grand festival is surely one of the greatest, filled with lights, music, dance and colours and it would be what I would love to experience if I was given the chance to visit Brazil.
This last festival is famous in Salvador, Brazil. Running for a total of six days, locals and tourists will get to participate in the festival as it is held on the open streets. A large truck, known as the Trio Electrio carries a high-power sound system and a stage for music performance on the top, playing for the crowd as it drives through the cities.
Locals and tourists can purchase the t-shirt and join in the fun. This festival is filled with the excitement of music and dance performances. A fan of music and dance? This festival is calling for you to experience a night full of vibrance and fun!
After getting to know some of the exciting festivals in Brazil, I am thrilled to experience these festivals myself. I am all about the fun and of course, the food! Share this with your friends and family and this might just be in your travel bucket list once the pandemic is over!