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In the southeastern region of Brazil, which is formed by the states of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo, there is a cultural diversity strongly influenced by indigenous, African, European and Asian cultures.
Parties, dances, gastronomy, among other aspects, represent the cultural manifestations of the population of the Southeast.
Most popular party in Brazil, is celebrated in all states of the Southeast, where there are parades of samba schools. The parade in São Paulo has gained greater proportions in recent years, taking place at the Anhembi Sambadrome. Dances in clubs and street blocks are also featured in parties in this region.
The São Paulo Carnival has become one of the most important in the world, not only for the idea of celebrating a holiday, but for the sense of keeping alive the traditions of a people and renewing the tourist and historical forces of the city.
The São Paulo Carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is considered the largest carnival in the world. It is a cultural manifestation and world famous popular party, with samba school parades, carnival balls and street blocks and bands.
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival at the "Marquês de Sapucaí" Sambadrome
The popular saints' parties (Santo Antônio, São João and São Pedro), also known as hillbilly parties, are Brazilian popular festivals, but especially celebrated in the Northeast and Southeast. These are celebrated with the dance of the gang, with traditional foods and drinks of the time (hominy, popcorn, cornmeal cake, rice pudding, mulled wine and mulled wine).
June party in Minas Gerais
The following are also celebrated: Bumba meu boi Festival, Caiapó Festival, Cavalhadas Festival, Congada Festival, Divino Festival, Iemanjá Festival, Boiadeiro Pawn Festival, Kings or Reisado Festival, New Year's Eve Festival and Ticumbi Festival.
The Yemanja worship is held on the night of December 31st to January 1st. That day the devotees will pay their respects. As night comes, thousands of believers head for the beach, and all celebrate the Queen of the Sea, protector of sea travel and mother of all orishas. People bring gifts, flowers, food and drinks.
Iemanja Party in Rio de Janeiro
New Year's or New Year's party
This is the time when a new calendar year begins and a new annual calendar begins. In many cultures around the world, the event is celebrated, usually with parties, especially on the eve of the date.
Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana Beach)