Where to Celebrate Saint George’s Day in Rio de Janeiro

Officially held on April 23rd, "São Jorge's Day" will be celebrated this year with feijoadas, sambas, catholic processions and Afro-Brazilian dances on Rio's streets during the whole weekend.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up to the state holiday on Monday, April 23rd.

From Zona Norte (North Zone) to Zona Sul (South Zone), several events will honor the saint, including "rodas de samba", feijoadas, processions, live music, and dance presentations.

São Jorge, the "Santo Guerreiro" (the warrior saint, as many like to call him), is considered one of the most popular . . .

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