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Tag: Semana Santa

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 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 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,...

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