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Tag: Easter

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....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Home to one of the world’s largest Catholic populations, and with a growing evangelical population, Easter traditions in Brazil often have their basis in gathering friends and family together over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Easter holiday this year in Brazil was sour for most food retailers with the holiday registering a decline by 9.6 percent in sales in comparison to the same holiday...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrations of Easter in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, a country home to one of the largest Catholic populations in the world and an increasing evangelical population, often center...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During the Easter week, known as Semana Santa (Holy Week), a popular traveling weekend, Brazil has registered the lowest number of accidents on its roads since 2007. Between Thursday, April...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Easter falling on Sunday, April 5th, Brazilians are taking advantage of the long holiday weekend, called Semana Santa (Holy Week) which officially started with the federal holiday today, Good...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With many people heading out of town this weekend for the extended Easter holiday, the city of Rio will continue to work on its renovation of the Port Zone area...
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,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Easter a little under two weeks away (April 20th), displays of large chocolate Easter eggs fill the stores of Rio and Easter sweets line the shelves of cafés....

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