Rio Enters Into the Halloween Spirit

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. Once again around October 31st this year, establishments in Ipanema, Copacabana, Lapa and beyond are also getting ready to celebrate Halloween in a style that is becoming as customary here as overseas.

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