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.