The New Year's Eve in Brazil is best celebrated by the beaches, under the open skies, when summer temperatures are at its peak and Brazilians already know how to sing the summer samba songs that will put the country in the party mode we all have heard about.
New Year's is equally contagious in Recife, Salvador, Buzios and many other beach resorts around Brazil. But it’s Copacabana Beach that calls all the attention for its well known celebrations, fireworks and traditions. The beautiful beach in Rio de Janeiro is the place to be. It’s important to know how to prepare for the big midnight. Two million people dressed in white wants to get near the sea, bath their souls and bring flowers and offerings to Iemanjá, The very long midnight fireworks shows are awaited with much expectation and emotion, by the rich and the poor, the gay and the straight, black or white. It’s a magical celebration that includes African rituals, songs and prayers.
When the fireworks finally silence, the first chords and drums are heard from a distance, at the many stages built in Copacabana Beach. Free concerts sponsored by Rio de Janeiro authorities will last to sunrise. Groups and singers at the caliber of Black Eyed Peas and Caetano Veloso have already performed in recentyear's. Google “Madonna AND New Year's in Rio” and you will probably read about the rumors that the pop star is expected for the 2017 celebrations in Copacabana.
Before you call it a night, you will probably be having that traditional and rich breakfast buffet at one of the hotels in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a good opportunity for you to stop a second, reflect, understand why New Year's in Rio de Janeiro is so magic, and thank Iemanjá for a night you will never forget. Bed is waiting. So is Ipanema Beach for the first day of a new year. A new life. By the way, Christ is watching.
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