The Brazilian Sacred Festival
The Brazilian Sacred Festival
A festival is basically an occasion usually celebrated by a group and centered around a particular characteristic feature of the community and/or its religious traditions or beliefs. It can also be marked as a national or local holiday, festive occasion, or special event. Some communities mark their historical events by holding festivals to remember these events. In Australia there are a number of festivals which have been celebrating for years in a variety of different ways.
The Yularidays or Yule festivals were mainly practiced by the Irish and brought to Australia by the Portuguese settlers. In some parts of New South Wales, it is still part of the main festival season. These are mainly celebrated during mid winter with feasts, music and dancing, pottery and other creative arts, gardens and potteries and by wearing exquisite costumes. The main character in the story is the old woman who is revered for seven years, until another child comes to the house. This is one of the main characteristics of this type of festival and the reasons why many festivals celebrate the yule and spring Equinox. It is a big deal during this period and most countries celebrate it in their respective manner.
A festival celebrating good food is the Acai berry feast. It is a huge feast celebrated with the consumption of Acai fruit juice, powder, smoothies and ice cream. It is part of the Brazilian culture and is celebrated in nearly all Brazilian cities. There are a lot of hotels that organize such event and the place names are very important so that the attendees would know what they are getting into.
Another famous festival in Brazil is the Churros Festival. The festival is celebrated when chocolate is used to decorate small rice paper cakes. Vaiado, a celebration which is similar to Viva Brazil, is a big feast that is celebrated before the birth of Christ and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people.
The first feasts were made of beans but later on wheat and cereals were also added to the mix. The main ingredients used to make these delicious feasts include chilies, olives, mangoes, tomatoes, cashews and dates. They are all used to symbolize the season and the religious significance they hold. In modern times, though, the fruits that are used to decorate the feasts are apples, pineapples, plums and pineapples and other fruits which are very popular.
Apart from the traditional Brazilian religious festival, there are also other feasts which are not related to any religion. An example of such a festival would be the Fete dos Jujoles which is a street play held for kids. Kids get dressed up as animals and then participate in this theatre performance. Other festivals worth celebrating would include the carnival which is a large celebration in Rio de Janeiro and sees thousands of visitors turning up. This festival sees lots of exciting activities like fiestas, parades, marathons, exhibitions and street markets.