Festas Populares Amazônicas 2018-03-13T17:53:57+00:00

POPULAR AMAZON PARTIES

FOLKLORIC FESTIVAL OF PARINTINS – PARINTINS – AMAZONAS

Party that happens, always in the last week of June, in Parintins, city / island in the channel of the Amazon river. A world-famous festival, where the legends of the forest, the regional themes, the indigenous rituals and the cultury of the riverside man expose their mysteries, the allegories of the beings of the Amazonian magic coexist with the battle between two ox. Ox Caprichoso (the black ox, represented by the galera in white and blue color) and the ox Guaranteed (White Ox represented by the Red and white). A three-day celebration, which has been in existence since 1914, was officialized in 1966 and gained the status of a national feast in the 1990s. Everything happens with the story of Francisco and Catirina, who count on the collaboration and spiritual strength of the shaman to resurrect the slaughtered ox. The party happens in the Bumbódromo, to the sound of Toadas, its caracters realize a parade of colors and lights unimaginable. Sinhazinha da fazenda, master of the ox, tuxauas, cunhã poranga, standard-bearer, rituals, batucadas, allegories make up one of the most beautiful spectacles on earth.

FESTIVAL OF OPERA – MANAUS – AMAZONAS

This festival takes place in the months of April and May, presenting pieces of operas worldwide, with refined productions and of extreme good taste. At the time when the Amazonian icon the Teatro Amazonas live your past of grandiose speculations realized for audiences formed by an elite of the rubber cycle, that gave to Manaus the nickname of Paris of the tropics. Featuring works such as: Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Arthur Hougger’s King David, Georges de Bizet’s Carmen; Samson and Delilah of Saint-Saëns, Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, Nibelungen Ring by Richard Wagner, Magdalena by Heitor Villa-Lobos among many others, including Roger Waters’s version of Romeo and Juliet by Willim Shakespeare. Moment to visit Manaus.

 FESTIVAL OF SAIRÉ – SANTARÉM / ALTER DO CHÃO – PARÁ

Çaire in the native language, Feast of the Botos, species of dolphins of the Amazonian rivers. The Pink Color is a docile, kindly mammal that likes to be touched, and the Tucuxi, small and gray in color, both live in flocks. The feast of the Sairé is the mixture of religious elements with the fame of the boto to seduce the women. The ritual takes place on this legend, where the father of the girl enchanted by the boto, that leaves it pregnant, kills the button and of this death the plot, and of the resurrection the conflicts of the fisherman between the regional legends of Green Lake and the perverse invader. The festival takes place in Santarém and at the tourist point of the village of Alter do Chão, at the confluence of the Amazon River and the Tapajós River, always in September.

PARTY OF OUR LADY OF NAZARETH – BELÉM – PARÁ

Feast of the religious syncretism of northern Brazil, in the week of October 12, all hearts celebrate with faith and devotion the patroness. The festival of the Círio de Nazaré represents one of the largest popular religious festivals in Brazil, more than 2 million people gather for this act of complete delivery. There are Masses, translation, processions through the streets of Belém holding the string of the berlinda with the image of the pilgrim patron, in December 2013 received from UNESCO the title of Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.

FESTA DO GUARANÁ – MAUÉS – AMAZONAS

The beach of Ponta de Maresia fills with color and lights to celebrate the harvest of the local symbol fruit Guarana. Already in the seventeenth century date the first reports of the consumption of Guaraná by Sateré Mawé Indians, native fruit that in the area of ​​the Tapajós river, already described in 1669 by Fr. João Betendorf: “the Andirazes in their bushes have a fruit they call guarana, which they dry and then step on, making them some balls, which esteem the whites as their gold, and undone as a pebble, with which they graze them, and in a bowl of water drink, gives so great strength, that going the Indians to the hunt, one day until the other is not hungry, besides what causes to urinate, takes off fever and headaches and cramps “. Guaraná won the world, today it is a gas drink typical of Brazil, also having the earth guarana found in fairs and drinking trade houses. The feast always happens in early December as the election of the Guaraná queen, presentations of forest drums and regional and national music attractions.

FEAST OF THE ORNAMENTAL FISH – BARCELOS – AMAZONAS

First capital of the state of Amazonas, 2nd largest Brazilian municipality, sport fishing site of Tucunaré and export of ornamental fish, base of its economy. The festival of caboclo and indigenous roots involves the dispute of the groups of the fish Cardinal (represented by the colors blue and red), and the fish Acara Disco (represented by the colors black and yellow), where the visitors and fans called the shoal give the show in the Piabódromo. The presentation of fish always on Saturdays at the end of January makes the festival a cultural spectacle of rare beauty and joy. In addition to the Barcelos festival, it is located in the largest river archipelago in the world: Mariuá and also in its area the national park of Jaú and Araça state park, where is the largest free fall waterfall in Brazil, El oro waterfall with almost 400 m in height, and we also found in Barcelos the deepest cave in Brazil: The abyss of Guy Collet. A natural paradise to delight anyone.