3 Most popular festivals in Brazil


Brazil has a very interesting culture, thanks to the origin of the country’s traditions, that are manifested through its celebrations and festivals, where it shows part of the customs and its history. In Brazil there is an enthusiasm for art, music and dance, this is a country full of events and festivals that drive Brazilian cultures and spread throughout the world; Especially for its excellent carnival festivals. For example, the great festival of Rio de Janeiro known as the most important festival in the world for the annual carnival celebrations and the sensational dance called “Samba”.

Rio de Janeiro Festival (March)

Let’s start by describing Rio de Janeiro Festival, this event is celebrated the first days of February every year, and that takes place through a party with parades in the main streets of the city. This distinguished event stands out among many in the world, for its artistic content that includes dance, music, parades and others. The largest carnival festival in the world with a long career that represents part of the Brazilian culture nationally and internationally. Here you can enjoy a splendid festival so unique and picturesque that makes a great travel experience to Brazil at this time.

Carnival parades are performed with costumes, songs and dances. Brazil represents the most interesting culture of carnival in the whole world and maintains the line of dynamics and attraction for its artistic activities, trajectory and experience in festivals. Every year Brazil shows events of great impact in the world for its parades in which people from all over the world travel to this country to enjoy the best carnival and live a maximum travel experience. This includes art, music, theater among others that maintains a long list of interesting activities in the educational, historical, musical, in which many sectors are involved.

The most interesting part of the Rio de Janeiro Festival is “zamba”, the most popular type of dance in Brazil that takes place during the carnival celebration. This festival is known for the zamba, the most famous carnival dance in the world that has a particular style of dance and which is one of the most extravagant and interesting to enjoy so much to learn this type of dance and to see other people dancing. Women and men dance zamba with attractive clothes with elaborate designs with cultural and historical content of important significance in the history of Brazil. The dance is a type of dance that is used with a lot of hip movement and is an interesting way to enjoy the carnival in this festival where most travelers go to Brazil to learn this type of dance.

Carnival is an important event and Brazil is a very happy nation, full of passion for patron saint celebrations and celebrations of national and commemorative dates of legendary events. Brazil has an extensive culture that extends from religious and political commemorations to carnival parties and giant celebrations of important events. Here a type of tourism is developed to enjoy to the maximum by the expressive parties and of great artistic influence by the inclusion of music, dance, theater, parades and all kinds of dynamic activities. Brazil is a very picturesque and artistic country that is worth visiting for a unique and spectacular delight in the parade of Rio de Janeiro.

The most acclaimed and famous carnival festival with millions of followers and spectators who live a totally unforgettable experience. It is a successful festival and a spectacular way to spend a season in Brazil. Excellent tour and wonderful parades that turn this festival into an event full of gratitude and satisfaction with emotions that goes beyond expectations. A great way to live in Brazil this carnival time.

The Cavalhadas Festival (April)

Following the great carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, is the second most important festival in Brazil, held every year on April 15. The Feasts of the Cavalhadas in Pirenópolis (Goías), which is celebrated after Easter and represents a Christian commemoration. This festival has religious and cultural features of Brazilian traditions and is the second most important festival in the nation. With recreational activities, religious parades, and parties, this is a cultural event that the people of Brazil have maintained for many years. For people who know the culture of Brazil and have religious beliefs, can enjoy the stay in post-Easter time as part of an extension of the week commemoration.

It is a celebration similar to the one that takes place every year during Holy Week, which includes a series of religious activities, events and Christian events that reflects the faith of the people and demonstrates the religious character of Brazilian citizens. This festival is one of the most complete in the religious field for its trajectory and cultural and traditional content. Here, events such as dances, theater, parades with religious images typical of the region, songs and musicals are held to do the honor.

The Brazilians have a religious character typical of the regions of America, with a diversity of religious doctrines that are preserved until the present time. At present, the commemoration of Holy Week is still taking place in almost all the world and the festival of Cavalhadas in Pirenópolis (Goías) represents an extension of the festivities of Holy Week with greater strength and cultural representation. It is one of the religious acts most awaited by the population every year that expresses time of celebration, harmony and gratitude through the faith of Brazilian believers as part of a nation with religious beliefs in the region.

Visiting Brazil in April, it can be interesting to meet this festival in the month of April and learn about the Brazilian culture and traditions and learn more about the country’s religious beliefs and enjoy the activities that take place in this festival.

Festival de Tirandentes (April 21)

The third most important event in Brazil is the festival of Tirandentes, celebrated every year on April 21, it is a national festival that commemorates the death of Joaquín José da Silva Xavier (Tiradentes), the hero who fought for the sovereignty of the country. This festival is held every year in the month of April with a series of activities and commemorative and cultural events that reflect part of the history of Brazil. This man was a hero for Brazilian citizens, because he achieved Brazil’s independence in a period of time when the nation was under a foreign government command. It is an important historical and political event that contains a great trajectory and national and international recognition in which the struggle for Brazilian autonomy is remembered.

The anniversary of the death of the hero is one of the most valuable events that establish an important memory in the Brazilian population, which expresses gratitude towards this man who rose up against a regime that for years was challenging the autonomy of Brazil. This culminated when José da Silva Xavier through his political movement caused a revolution in favor of Brazil to obtain independence. This man defended the autonomy and sovereignty of Brazil fighting against Portugal between the years 1788 and 1789, achieving independence and up to the present time is commemorated on the day of his death.

During the festival commemorating the death of this hero, several activities are carried out as part of the Brazilian tradition in which the effort of Joaquín José da Silva Xavier is honored to achieve the independence and sovereignty of the nation. The activities of the festival include a series of political acts mainly, followed by plays, musicals and other types of activities with a historical and cultural character. The festival also includes patriotic parades and classic Brazilian commemorative events in which they express their patriotism and cultural traditions. The parade is a traditional act followed by participation of important political figures and celebrities who express gratitude towards the hero.

It is a cultural and political festival that takes place every year to express honor to this historical figure and to reinforce the sovereignty of the nation through commemoration. This event is ideal for people who love history who want to experience a cultural experience typical for Brazil, in which they can learn about the historical and political aspects of the nation. It is a good way to spend a season in Brazil at this time, enjoying an event of such magnitude that generates interest, attraction and knowledge about the culture, history and politics of this nation.

Now, there is nothing left except for you to pack your bags for a great adventure. But before you start your journey, make sure to visit the German website from Backpackertrail, there you can find more information on what to expect during your time in Brazil.

List of other major festivals

  • January 15. Santo Amaro in Campos de los Goytacazes.
  • From January 24 to February 2. Our Lord of Nazaré, (Bahia).
  • February 2. Our Lady of the Navigators.
  • 4 days before Ash Wednesday. Rio de Janeiro’s carnival.
  • April 15. Celebrations of the Cavalhadas in Pirenópolis (Goías).
  • April 21. Tiradentes Day
  • June, 15. Corpus Cristi, National holiday.
  • June 22nd and 24th. Folkloric Festival of the Amazon in Manaus.
  • June 22 to 24. Feast of San Juan in Cachoeira (Bahia).
  • September 7th. Independence Day, national holiday.
  • From October 5 to 22. Oktoberfest in Blumenau (Santa Catarina).
  • December 26. The party of the Congadas.



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