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Barentin’s folklore returns to Brazil

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The Brazilian Folklore Festival “Parentins” returns to the Amazon rainforest after a two-year hiatus due to the Corona pandemic. “Parentins” is one of the largest annual festivals in Brazil and an ideal opportunity to live a real experience in the atmosphere of folklore and heritage during the summer holidays. This year’s celebration takes place from June 24 to 27 at the Parentins Cultural Center on the island of Barentins, where the festival gets its name, on the banks of the Amazon River, 370 kilometers from Manaus, the capital of the large state of Amazonas. .
The event lasts for 3 days, with the artistic teams competing face to face to represent a historical legend who tells the story of the bull Caprichoso in blue, and the bull Garnetido, symbolized by the color red, in retelling the old legend of the bull of the battle between good and evil. Each team tries to outdo each other by presenting artistic performances inspired by Amazon folklore and Indian culture through dazzling performances and flaming Brazilian rhythms.
“For those who love art and popular culture, the Parentin’s Folklore Festival is a truly exciting experience that immerses visitors in Brazil’s history, culture and legends,” said Silvio Nascimento, chairman of the Brazilian Tourist Board.
He added: With a pleasant and temperate climate, UAE residents can take a trip to “Barentins” and visit the event to discover the taste and passion of Brazilian festivals.
The festival evenings, which include festivities, dazzling traditional dances, floats, parade boats, regional rhythms and songs by partygoers who tell legends through ancient rituals that tell the history of the region, are a sensuous spectacle for visitors offering a unique experience of authentic Brazilian atmosphere. and its ancient culture.
The Pomodoro Hall, built in the shape of a bull’s head, can accommodate 35,000 people and attract more than 100,000 people during the festival’s duration, in addition to thousands of spectators who follow the event through media broadcasts. After the performances every night, the main square and every little corner near the auditorium house a crowd to imitate the festival’s famous dances and songs.


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