New Years in Rio
A Worldly Celebration..... Dressed in White!
New years in Brazil attracts an astonishing two million people each year. The heady mix of tradition and the pulsating festivities transform the festivities to a one-in-a-life-time experience. It is more than dance and more than music and not piety alone. The people are infused with an electric spirit to harbinger a new order of life. The magnificent view of the floating candles in honor of Iemanjá the Goddess of Water, the splendid fireworks display on the Copacabana beach, the white clothes and the great samba propel the joy of life. The celebrations seem to be now more than symbolic – they mirror Brazil’s determination and resolve for a new world.