Archive for April 28th, 2008

Bumba Meu Boi

April 28, 2008

Every June, the Bumba Meu Boi in Parintins pits two famous Brazilian Samba schools, the Caprichoso and the Garantido, against each other. The town comes alive with music, dance, and a colorful parade as the rival schools each enact their own version of the story of the death and resurrection of the Boi (an ox).

Take a look at “Parintins 2” by Flavio Bacellar, our Photobird Photo of the Hour. It features three young residents of Parintins, perhaps taking in the festivities. was designed for you to easily share photos with friends and family, and the Photobird Photo of the Hour is your opportunity to share your best photos with the rest of the world. If you want to submit a photo for the Photobird Photo of the Hour, simply view the photo from your photo album and then click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos that you can submit.

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