Festivals in Porto Alegre

BookfairBookfair - 7 Held each November at Alfândega Square in Porto Alegre during the month of October, the 'Feira to Livro', as it is known in Brazilian Portuguese, is the largest Book Fair of South America, and has been taking place since 1955. It is very common for authors to be at booths signing their new novels. There are usually arts and crafts, as well as local food, being sold during the event. There are even spontaneous poetry rea...
Christmas in Porto AlegreChristmas in Porto Alegre - MAP Sunday was beautiful in the state capital. The sun shone in the afternoon at the Gasometer plant and provided an incredible setting for those who gave the farewell of the attractions of the fourth edition of the Christmas plant. The moçada Orchestra Villa-Lobos ended the music program of the event to the tune of national and international classics such as Imagine, Something, Dancing Queen, Brasileirinho, but nothing, Watercolor of B...
MapFarroupilha Week - MAP 7 The cultural celebration takes place in mid September with parades, food and musical exhibitions. The "Acampamento Farroupilha" takes place in Harmonia Park, where thousands of people set up their tents and eat typical foods of the south to commemorate the Farroupilha Revolution.  
MapMother´s Day in Porto Alegre - MAP 3 In Brazil Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, and is considered a very important date. It is the second most important gifting holiday, on which over half of all gifters purchase a gift. That puts Mother's Day right behind Christmas in gifting popularity.   Weeks before Mother's Day advertisements on television, newspapers and radio stations enhance products in special offers and promotion...
Our Lady of Aparecida National SanctuaryNossa Senhora Aparecidas Holiday - MAP On October 12, to celebrate three dates, but few remember them all: Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's official patron, Children's Day and the Discovery of America. Our national holiday, however, is due only to the first date, and although the devotion to the Saint dates back to the eighteenth century gone, was only enacted in 1980. There are two sources found on the image, which are in the Archives of the Metropolitan Curia of Aparecid...
Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes CelebrationsNossa Senhora dos Navegantes Celebrations - MAP This is most important religious feast of Rio Grande do Sul is held in Porto Alegre on Feb. 2, when the image of Our Lady of Navigators is transported from the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the city center to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Navigators. More than 100 000 people participate each year in the procession by land and water (in dozens of boats that make the journey across the lake Guaíba). The festival takes place over 1...
Porto Verão Alegre - 7 Porto Verão Alegre is a project of performing arts that takes place annually in Porto Alegre, in the summers. Its goal is aimed at popularization of the performing arts (theater, dance, music, art, etc.) produced in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The shows are performed during school holidays and the summer high season, providing a cultural choice and leisure for the population that remains in the metropolitan region of P...
MapThe anniversary of the Farroupilha Revolution - MAP It's not just Sept. 20 that it is a holiday in Rio Grande do Sul The Centers of Gaucho Tradition, TGCs, which exist in virtually all cities Rio Grande do Sul, and even in other states are preparing a series of celebrations for the Farroupilha week. They are scavenger hunts, barbecues (of course), Mass-style Creole (the name given to the inhabitants of the pampas in the past), themed parades, lectures and discussions. Gaucho traditio...
World Social Forum - 7 At several occasions (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005) the World Social Forum has been hosted in Porto Alegre. This event gathered more than 100,000 people from more than 100 countries each year. The main aim of these meetings is to discuss and deal with social issues.   The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual meeting of civil society organizations, first held in Brazil, which offers a self-conscious effort to develop an altern...
Worldwide Pinhole PhotographyWorldwide Pinhole Photography - 7 This is an international event, that was created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. The event is held each year on the last Sunday in April.    This is an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this unique day, people are encouraged throughout the world to take some time off from the increasingly technological world we live in and to participate ...