Festivals in São Paulo

MapBarretos Rodeo - Cowboy's Peasant Party - MAP 4     The Barretos Rodeo started in 1956 as the first event of its kind in Latin America. Since its first edition, which was held under a circus tent, until now, not only has the event grown and made a name for itself, it has become the most important Brazilian back country cultural reference. With its international repercussion it has become part of the agenda for cowboys the world over.   With its ...
Black Awareness Day CelebrationsBlack Consciousness Day - MAP 3 The 20th of November is a symbol for all the black movement in Brazil. The date marks the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, who died in 1695, an icon of resistance to slavery and the main mark of freedom. The Day of Black Consciousness was established in the country to be celebrated on November 20 by Law No. 10639, January 2003. The same law made it compulsory to teach about history and Afro-Brazilian Culture.   The states wi...
Carnival in Sao PauloCarnival in São Paulo - MAP The Carnival of São Paulo is a popular traditional festival which takes place annually in São Paulo. The stage shows of the famous samba schools in São Paulo is the Anhembi Sambadrome (Sports and Cultural Center and Grande Otelo), which is one of the largest outdoor spaces for large events in São Paulo. Carnival was introduced to Brazil by the Portuguese, by the sixteenth century. At that time the game was to throw eggs, flou...
Christmas in Sao PauloChristmas in São Paulo - MAP 3 In Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the focus is on the decor of the malls that compete for the best decorated, with emphasis on the lyrical themes usually in the Shopping Patio Higienópolis and the true animated masterpieces of Shopping Iguatemi.   In addition, the streets light up each year and excel in bright decorations, giving the tourists an unprecedented spectacle because almost all the big city is ado...
Japan FestivalJapan Festival - 3 The festival happens every year in July. The São Paulo Festival do Japão is the biggest event on the Japanese culture in Latin America. The Japan Festival was first held in 1998, celebrating 90 years of Japanese immigration to Brazil, with the aim of spreading Japanese culture and traditions and keep this knowledge to new generations. The event takes care to introduce to the ancient and modern cultural, educational, cul...
MapMother´s Day in São Paulo - MAP 3 Brazilian 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...
MapNew Year´s Eve in São Paulo - MAP 3   On one side, 6 shows, 15 minutes of fireworks and 2 million people in the Avenida Paulista. On the other, four stages, 20-minute fireworks show and the expectation of more than two million revelers on Copacabana Beach. The New Year's Eve celebrations in Sao Paulo and Rio are as follows: in similar numbers, different in style.   The most obvious contrast is the picture, but artists who will appear in the tw...
Our Lady of Aparecida National SanctuaryOur Lady of Aparecida National Patron Saint´s Day - MAP 3 On October 12, three dates are celebrated, but few remember them all: Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's official patron, Children's Day and the Discovery of America. The national holiday, however, is due only to the first date, and although the devotion to the Saint dates back to the eighteenth century, it was only enacted in 1980. There are two sources found on the image, which are in the Archives of the Metropolitan Curia of Aparecid...
Sao Silvestre International RaceSão Silvestre International Race - MAP 3 Pedestrian Proof named "International Race of São Silvestre", created by journalist Casper Libero, is held on December 31, in São Paulo, a distance of 15 km, with the participation of people of both sexes. The International Race of São Silvestre is sponsored and owned by Casper Libero Foundation and sponsored by Gazeta Esportiva.Net. The Globo Television Network Foundation is a partner of Casper Libero ...