Festivals in Salvador

MapBoa Viagem e Procissão do Bom Jesus dos Navegantes - MAP Tradition dating back to mid-eighteenth century, the festival is one of the most beautiful demonstrations of Salvador and the turn of the year happens when the people continues to New Year's celebrations on the beach of Boa Viagem.Fun is guaranteed from midnight with songs and dances in the tents that serve typical food and drinks, until the arrival of the Procession of the Bom Jesus dos Navegantes beach of the same name.The maritime pr...
Christmas in SalvadorChristmas in Salvador - MAP Preparations begin to make Christmas present to the city of Salvador, it is through the days before Christmas that people will have greater fellowship with each other, solidarity with others and creates a ball of anxiety for the arrival of December 25 , Christmas day the birth of Jesus Christ. The Christmas decorations, the Santas in various parts of the city, especially along the mall in the city center, are exposed to a greater presen...
Pelourinho Saint John Annual Festival - SalvadorFesta de São João - MAP Bahia is known as the land of carnival. But the state also has another big party, which moves all of its 417 cities: St. John the thousands of tourists from all parts of Brazil enjoy the June Festival in Bahia.The attractions range from regional groups to national attractions such as Leonardo, Alceu Valenca, Cats Are Aliens and Black Eyed Peas, among others. Apart from the various demonstrations such as gang, games and foods. The St. Jo...
Religious Festival in Salvador BahiaFestival of Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia - MAP Festival of Our Lady of Conceição da PraiaDate: December 8.Expressions of Catholic origin held since 1549, when the first governor general of Brazil, Tomé de Sousa, started his devotion in the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao da Praia - whose stone facade of limestone came from Portugal.The festivities start in late November, with the novena that happens every night in the matrix, the Lower City. The celebration involves an outdo...
Iemanja FestivalIemanjá Festival - MAP The second day of February is the date most of the Rio Vermelho neighborhood. The tributes to Iemanjá attracts a crowd of people wanting to bring their offerings to the Mother of Waters, asking for protection, a ritual unique and exciting.   Flowers and perfumes are the favorite gifts she has received the orisha, deep sea Atlantic Salvador, unusual gifts and more like a palace blue and white with two meters tall. ...
Lapinha FestivalLapinha Festival - MAP 3 Festival of the Kings or LapinhaDate: January 6.Tradition of Catholic origin, symbolizes the visit of the Magi to the Infant Jesus. midnight of January 5, suits, ranches and pastors of kings, through the streets of the Historic Center, with its flashy clothing fabrics embellished with beads, and follow the Magi to a crib built by the faithful in the Church Lapinha, the square of the same name, where a crowd has fun with music, typical f...
Micareta de Portão Micareta de Portão - MAP 3 The "Carnival out of season," also called "micareta", a word coming from the French word "Mid-Lent," kind of party that is increasly known and gaining more prominence in Brazil. The Gate Micareta in Lauro de Freitas is an October event that opens the cycle of popular celebrations of the North Coast that attracts thousands of people within three days of revelry.  In the circuit of the Micaret...
MapMother´s Day in Salvador - 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...
MapOur Lady of Aparecida National Day Celebrations - 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...
Our Lady of Aparecida National SanctuaryOur Lady of Aparecida´s Day National Celebration - MAP According to these sources, in 1717 fishermen Domingos Martins Garcia, Joao Alves Filipe Pedroso and fished in the Paraiba River, then called Itaguaçu river. Or rather, tried to fish, because every time they played the net, it came back empty, until they brought the image of a saint, without the head. Playing the net once more, a little below where the saint had been fishing, fished, this time the head was missing in the image and the ...
Carnival in Salvador BahiaSalvador Carnival - MAP Carnival - SalvadorDate: date mobile, is the greatest happiness of the multitude of Bahia.The party, which in your organization involves the direct participation of 25 thousand people, has a gigantic and it happens to an average of 2 million revelers in 25 miles of streets, avenues and squares.Carnival is held in three official circuits (Dodo and Osmar Batatinha), with the presence of more than 200 organizations, divided into blocks tri...
Bonfim Stair Washing Festival in SalvadorWashing of Escadarias do Bomfim - MAP Washing of Bonfim The Washing of the Bonfim Stairs is considered the second most popular event of Bahia, second only to Carnival. The ritual is repeated every year since 1754, brings together thousands of people and it always happens on the second Thursday of the month of January.The celebration begins at 10 am, when participants are focused in front of the Church of Conceição da Praia to begin a journey of 8 km to the Church of Nosso...