By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thursday, February 2nd marks the official day if Iemanjá, the goddess of the sea celebrated by Afrobrazilian religions including Candomblé and Umbanda. Celebrations will take place throughout the city, with ceremonies and public offerings on Rio’s beaches.

Iemanjá is one of the orixás of Afrobrazilian religions, and is also celebrated on New Year’s Eve, or Reveillon, throughout Brazil. While February 2nd marks the Candombl . . .

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