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Festival Folclórico de Parintins Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Culture, Entertainment, Music

Olá pessoal! Todo mundo conhece o Carnaval, né? I’m sure you’ve all heard about Carnaval! But have you heard of Festival Folclórico de Parintins, AKA Boi?

Boi is the second most popular festival in all of Brazil! Advinhe o que é o primeiro? (Advinhar is “to guess”) Carnaval is the first which puts Boi in second place.

The festival is held in Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil. It’s a smaller city at about 110,000 inhabitants (compared to the nearly 2 million people in the municipal region of Manaus, Amazonas). It takes place in late June and the festival itself lasts 3 days. However, if you’re in Amazonas at the end of June, you can see the festivities for longer!

The celebration is based on a legend of a resurrected ox. There are many dances, parades, and competitions. Most of the nightly festivities are based in culture from Amazônia.

It’s a testament to the rich culture of Amazonas, and all of Brazil! Check out a glimpse of it all:

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About the Author: Nicole

I'm an English/Portuguese Teacher from rural New York. My second home is in Manaus, Brazil. When I'm not teaching languages, I'm firefighting or playing with my dogs!