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By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Catholics traditionally honor their dead on November 2nd, commonly known as Dia dos Finados (or Dia dos Mortos), when they flock to local cemeteries to visit departed loved ones....
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less then a month to go before Carnival 2012, revelers need to hurry up if they still want to buy Fantasias (Carnival costumes) to parade on the “Sapucai”...
By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reminiscent of Rio’s world famous Carnival with wild street parties, elaborate costumes, and loud parades playing Afro-Brazilian music, is São Luís’ Bumba-meu-boi festival. Celebrating the month of São João (Saint...
By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Watching the famed Rio Carnival Samba schools promenade on the “Avenue” of Sambódromo is a sight everyone should see, the world's most extravagant annual pageant of music, dance...
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