By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Easter (known as Páscoa in Portuguese) rapidly approaching, it is time for Rio residents to start planning for this special holiday. Brazil, being a country of predominately Christians, and an estimated 125 million Catholics (64 percent of the population), makes a proper celebration that extends past just Easter Sunday, which this year falls on April 20th.
Good Friday (Sexta Paixão) is a national holiday, but many businesses and schools extend the holiday to include Thursday and the following Monday, as well. The long Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here