12 Months in Sao Paulo (January – December)

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Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is commonly known as “Sampa” or “Cidade da Garoa”. Sao Paulo is also the cradle of culture and art of the country, with the unique architecture. Along with Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo is the place of exciting and unforgettable festivals in Brazil. Weather and climate in Sao Paulo are quite pleasant and the humidity is also very high. Therefore, tourists should bring both summer and winter clothes on their trip to this place.


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January is the beginning month of a year with various festivals and events. In Sao Paulo, at the 1st day of the month, tourists can participate in the wonderful and attractive New Year’s Eve with the local people. Along with this special event, tourists can experience the latest fashion in São Paulo Fashion Week. This event is held twice times/year, in January and June. São Paulo Fashion Week will bring the trendy fashion from all amateur and professional designers to the public.


  • Name: New Year’s Eve
  • Date: 1st January
  • Location: Throughout Brazil, Sao Paolo


  • Name: São Paulo Fashion Week/ Morumbi Fashion Brasil
  • Date: January (updating)
  • Location: Parque Ibirapuera


February is the special time with the annual Carnaval festival. It is held across the country and the Sao Paulo’s festival is one of the most outstanding events. This significant festival in Brazil is extremely exciting, unique and spectacular. Therefore, according to the travel experience in Sao Paulo, February is fun and unforgettable time of the year, it is considered as the greatest travel time in Sao Paulo. However, hotel rates, services, fares at this time will increase high. If you plan to travel to Sao Paulo to visit and explore landscapes and cuisine, you should book accommodation before coming.


  • Name: Carnival
  • Location: Throughout Brazil, but Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro are the most impressive.
  • Date: Late February- Middle March


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March in Sao Paulo is also featuring the summer’s characteristics. Tourists can enjoy the Carnaval, which is continued from February, with various activities and colorful costumes. Besides, March is the suitable time for tourists traveling around this beautiful city. There are a lot of attractive spots and sites in this area. Especially, most tourists prefer the spirit of London festival. It is the biggest electronic music festival in Brazil, which is held in March annually in the Sambódromo, Parque Anhembi. In the main day, the professional artists in Brazil and international DJs will be the hosts.


  • Name: The spirit of London
  • Date: March
  • Location: Sambódromo, Parque Anhembi


If tourists want to explore a new place with a long history of arts and heritages, Sao Paulo is the best option! Especially, April is the suitable occasion for tourists, they can travel and visit plenty of beautiful sites in this area. Sao Paulo attracts tourists with the colorful Carnaval, the architecture, spectacular landscapes, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. If you come to Sao Paulo for the first time, you should visit some of the famous spots in this area: Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP), Pinacoteca, Astro Brazil, Museo de Futbol, Ipiranga. Tourists can experience the solemn atmosphere in Cathedral of Sao Paulo; Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Avenue or Stadium Arena Corinthians.


May is the last month of the summer time in Sao Paulo, with more rainy days and the weather is cooler than the first half months of the year. In this month, tourists can participate in the São Vito Festival (San Vito). This festival is one of the most important Italian celebrations. This festival is to honor the Saint Vito, the patron saint of Polignano a Mare, in Puglia. In this occasion, there will be a lot of attractive activities, including live music, dancing. Especially, tourists can experience the Italian cuisine in this special festival.


  • Name: São Vito Festival (San Vito)
  • Date: Mid-May and continues until early July
  • Location: São Paulo


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Similar to May, June will bring some unexpected rains to Sao Paulo, with the pleasant climate. Tourists will also witness the 2nd time of the most attractive event in Sao Paulo, the Fashion Week. After the 1st time in January, the event in June will bring a new touch of the designers to the public, with more creative ideas in their productions. Furthermore, tourists can make new friends in this special event and update the latest fashion for themselves.


  • Name: São Paulo Fashion Week/ Morumbi Fashion Brasil
  • Date: June (updating)
  • Location: Parque Ibirapuera



With a touch of pleasant weather and unexpected drizzles, July is more romantic than any month of the year. If you want to find a place with beautiful spots and delicious cuisines, get your wallet and come to Sao Paulo! In July, enjoy the delicious food and visit attractive destinations are definitely activities that tourists should not ignore. A special feature of the Sao Paulo cuisine is the mixture of many cuisines around the world. If you are an Italian, you can reduce your nostalgia with delicious pizza, risotto mushrooms and Pancetta in Mediterranean restaurants. If you are interested in Japanese’s cuisine, you can enjoy the freshest ingredients in small and tranquil restaurants. One of the most must-try drinks in Sao Paulo is a glass of cachaca, the alcoholic beverage is made from sugar cane.


Shopping is an activity most favorite tourism in Sao Paulo, especially in August. Most of the shopping malls, stores, markets are very crowded. Therefore, you have a lot of shopping options when traveling to Sao Paulo. Avenue Paulista, Galeria by Rock, JK Iguatemi, Cidade Jardim are ideal choices for your suggestion. And if you do not know what to buy as souvenirs when traveling to Sao Paulo, on Liberdade district, you will find many handmade items. Also, according to Sao Paulo travel news, the Eldorado, Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers, Aricanduva, and Frei Careca (the favorite shopping mall of the LGBT in After Paulo) are the best suggestions for the tourists when traveling to Sao Paulo.


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In September, tourists should make a tour to experience the lifestyle in Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is not only the place with attractive festivals but also the site with spectacular scenery. There are many sites that tourists should concern: Arena Corinthian stadium, it is an attractive place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the unique architecture.  The Afro-Brazilian Museum is the place that you can learn about the life, customs and traditions of the country, with various items and collections. Along with these attractive places, tourists can visit Futebol Museum, Ibirapuera Park.


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October is one of the most “fabulous” months of a year in Sao Paulo. Tourists can participate in various events, festivals of the local people.  In addition, if you are interested in movies or making films, the International Film Festival will be a good choice. This festival is held every 2 years, which is organized by the Associação Brasileira Mostra Internacional de Cinema, with more than 400 films. The festival features various kinds of films, with documentaries, feature films, medium and short films.


  • Name: Grand Prix
  • Date: Third week of October
  • Location: São Paulo
  • Contact; Tourist office in São Paulo (tel. 011/3231-4455 or 2226-0400)
  • Website: www.gpbrasil.com.br



Visiting Sao Paulo in November, visitors can not miss the opportunity to taste many delicious dishes from all over the world. The Italians brought the significant dishes from Mediterranean as pizza, risotto with mushrooms and Pancetta. The Portuguese bring the tasty flavor with “caldo verde”, a kind of soup or Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato, a Portuguese clam dish. The most popular beverage in Brazil must include cachaca,which is made from sugarcane. According to statistics, 1.5 million liters of cachaca is consumed annually.


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With various special occasions, December is the most expecting month in a year! Tourists can explore the mystery of arts in the event of  São Paulo Art Biennial (Bienal São Paulo). This event is organized by the Venice Biennial Art Festival. Participants are professional Brazilian and international artists who perform their innovative, contemporary works in the Oscar Niemeyer building, Parque Ibirapuera. In the end of the month, on 24th December, most people will feel pleasant and cheerful in the Christmas time. The children will expect the present from their parents, the adult will celebrate each other and wait for a new year with happiness and joy!


  • Name: São Paulo Art Biennual (Bienal São Paulo).
  • Date: December (updating)
  • Location: Parque Ibirapuera


  • Name: Christmas day
  • Date: 24th December
  • Location: Throughout Brazil, Sao Paolo

Have a good trip and travel!