Posts Tagged ‘cultural events’

Culture & Science Day 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Commemorating the birth of Brazilian statesman Rui Barbosa, Nov. 5 includes cultural events throughout the city and an exhibit at the Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum.

Posted in: November Rio Events, Rio de Janeiro Events

Brazil’s Independence Day 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

On Sept. 9, civic, cultural and sporting events take place throughout the nation to mark Brazil’s independence.

Posted in: Rio de Janeiro Events, September Rio Events

June Festival 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An integral part of Brazilian culture, the June Festival (Festa Juninia) sees children (and numerous adults) in country-style lumberjack shirts, straw hats, pigtails and painted freckles. You’ll also see folkloric games and dancing alongside fireworks and bonfires throughout Rio.

Posted in: June Rio Events, Rio de Janeiro Events

Carnival of Cultures 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Venues in Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana host music, dance, theatre and poetry for the Carnival of Cultures (Carnaval das Culturas). The event takes in art, gastronomy, environment and literary exhibitions before rounding off with a parade along Avenida Atlântica.

Posted in: August Rio Events, Rio de Janeiro Events

Tiradentes – Independence Martyr

Monday, March 21, 2011

This April, Rio will celebrate the Martyr of Independence (“the tooth puller”), who was hung back in 1972 for confessing his role in a rebel group that called for Brazil’s independence. The 21st of the month will be marked with civic ceremonies at the Tiradentes Palace.

Posted in: April Rio Events, Rio de Janeiro Events