Celebrating Easter 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

Apart from the traditional Easter Sunday's masses happening in churches across the city, Rio's "Semana Santa" includes special menus in some of its restaurants and cultural attractions.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Strongly marked by Christian culture, Brazil is a place where Easter never goes unnoticed. Family gatherings during the Holy Week is a tradition for most people, even for the non-religious. In Rio, Cariocas and expats also love celebrating Easter, especially with a hearty, Portuguese-like Sunday lunch.

Celebrated on the first Sunday after the forty-day lent period that starts on Carnival's Ash Wednesday, Easter

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