On 24 and 25 July the Japanase Quarter of Liberdade in São Paulo will be host to the Tanabata Matsuri, the Festival of the Stars. It is an ancient Japanese festival celebrated in São Paulo for 30 years now.
Of all the Japanese festivals taking place at the Liberdade neighbourhood every year, none leaves the quarter as beautiful as the Tanabata Matsuri.
The full of schedule of events can be checked at the festival’s website. On Saturday events begin at 14:30 and finish at 20:25. On Sunday there are performances from 13:00 till 17:45. They all take place at the Praça da Liberdade, the quarter’s main. Performances are free.
The best way of reaching the Liberdade is the subway (Liberdade station on the blue line).