15 Festivals to Enjoy in Brazil

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2. Festa de Lemanja

Source: Clarissa Pacheco

3. Salvador Carnival

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Salvador Carnival or takes place every year at the end of February and continues until early March. Each year a specific theme is designated for the Carnival and city is decorated accordingly. Carnival is attended by thousands of people who dance, drink, sing and do other activities for about a week.


  • Name: Salvador Carnival
  • Location: Multiple Locations in Bahia (Mainly Salvador)
  • Date: February 23 – March 1, 2017

4. Rio de Janeiro Carnival

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The Rio Carnival is one of the most popular festivals of Brazil that is held in Rio de Janeiro every year. The carnival takes place for five days and is attended by millions of people from all over the world. The Rio Carnival features many performances, people wearing colorful costumes and dancers walking through the streets. You will also get to eat a variety of delicious food and drinks in the carnival.


  • Name: The Rio de Janeiro Carnival
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Date: Feb 24 – 28, 2017

5. Lollapalooza, Sao Paulo

Source: Gustavo Paques

6. The Brazilian Beer Festival

Source: Christian Benseler

7. Brasil Sabor

Source: Manoel Petry

8. Festa Junina

Source: Daniel Fucs

9. Parintins Folklore Festival

Festa do Boi Mirim, ao som de Dubvers‹o Sistema de Som, no Morro do Querosene, Butanta, S‹o Paulo, SP.
Source: Marco Gomes

10. Bauernfest

Source: Rodrigo Soldon

11. Festa do Peao

Festa do Pe‹o de Boiadeiro em Barretos
Source: Gerardo Lazzari

12. Oktoberfest of Blumenau

Source: Emanuel De Costa

Oktoberfest is a traditional German festival held in October in the city of Blumenau. It is considered as one of the biggest German festivals and one of largest October celebrations. The festival is held at Parque Vila Germanica and lasts for about 17 days. It is attended by thousands of people which not only include locals but also many international visitors.


  • Name: Oktoberfest
  • Location: Parque Vila Germanica, Blumenau
  • Date: Oct 5 – 23, 2016

13. Cirio de Nazare

Source: Celso Abreu

14. Christmas of Light or Natal Luz

27_12_09_Natal Luz de Gramado_Grande Desfile de Natal. Foto Cleiton Thiele/SerraPress
Source: Rosanetur

15. Reveillon de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Source: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

Are you planning a trip to Brazil? Then make sure there are any of these festivals going on so you can enjoy the true Brazilian experience with your friends and family.

Have a good trip and travel!

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