2nd February – Celebrations to Yemanjá Godess of the Sea

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Known for being one of the most popular festivals and one of the largest public demonstrations of Candomblé faith, the celebration of Yemanja in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood began in 1923, when there was a decrease in the fish supplies.

The fishermen gathered on the 2nd February to ask for help from the Godess of the Seas, Yemanja.

Year after year, fishermen and believers, regardless of religion, gather throughout the night and the following day to offer gifts to their Queen Yemanjá.

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