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302 days to the World Cup: bumba-meu-boi

302 days to the World Cup: bumba-meu-boi

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Bumba-meu-boi, by far one of the most beautiful festivals of the entire Brazil, taking place in June in the state of Maranhão.

August 14, 2013 | By More
321 days to the World Cup: São Luís

321 days to the World Cup: São Luís

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“Tambor de crioula” in São Luís do Maranhão. A traditional folk offering taking place during the month of June.

July 26, 2013 | By More
Maranhão’s “bumba-meu-boi”, listed as Brazilian cultural heritage

Maranhão’s “bumba-meu-boi”, listed as Brazilian cultural heritage

bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)

Wonderful news. IPHAN, the Brazilian’s goverment body responsible for the cultural heritage of the nation, has just listed the bumba-meu-boi festival from Maranhão as cultural heritage of the nation. Those reading this blog from its very beginnings are probably aware of how fond we are of the bumba-meu-boi. In our humble opinion, it is probably the most remarkable and authentic Brazilian festival. As bewildering as it is largely unknown.

bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)

bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)

Our blog post bumba-meu-boi contains a handful of information on the festival. Make sure you get its dates right: the final 10 days of June.

bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)

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October 24, 2011 | By More
here comes the bumba-meu-boi festival 2010

here comes the bumba-meu-boi festival 2010

The bumba-meu-boi is one of most authentic popular festivals in Brazil (brewerys don’t rule the event yet, as it is the case with so many other Brazilian festivals). And in spite of that, you’ll be pushed hard to find a mention to it on the mainstream media. We have detailed information on the festival at bumba-meu-boi.

It is now four years since our visit to Destination: São Luís and my intention publishing this blog post is to make up for the lack of interest towards the festival shown by the media and the tourism authorities.

bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
tambor de crioula (São Luís)
tambor de crioula (São Luís)
tambor de crioula (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
tambor de crioula (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)
bumba-meu-boi (São Luís)

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RELATED POSTS:
Destination: São Luís
Bumba-meu-boi
video: festas juninas in São Luís
Maranhão, images of a Brazilian paradise

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follow the Brazil Travel Blog on Twitter
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June 21, 2010 | By More
Website on the Cultural World Heritage Sites in Brazil

Website on the Cultural World Heritage Sites in Brazil

In World Heritage Sites we presented a list of all the heritage sites in Brazil, both cultural and natural. Now I want to introduce a website devoted entirely to the World Cultural Heritage Sites found in Brazil: Mankind’s Cultural Heritage in Brazil. The website is run by the Ministry of Tourism and has a version in English, the one I’m linking to here.

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The design of the website is quite pleasant to the eyes although it takes some time to get used to the navigation tools. The page contains plenty of information on the following places:

  • Brasilia
  • Historical Centre of Salvador
  • Historical Centre of Ouro Preto
  • Historical Centre of Diamantina
  • Historical Centre of São Luís
  • Historical Centre of Goiás
  • Historical Centre of Olinda
  • Serra da Capivara National Park
  • Jesuit ruins of São Miguel das Missões
  • Santuario do bom Jesus de Matosinhos (Congonhas)

It is an excellent source to find information on the cultural heritage of Brazil. It’s always refreshing to come across an initiative that goes beyond the staple diet of sun and beach. It is an official site, after all.

The site presents a few translation problems and some oddities (Diamantina pictured north of Ouro Preto). Of course, any criticism to the sorry state of preservation of the cultural heritage is conspicuous by its absence.

September 5, 2008 | By More