Bumba Meu Boi


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.

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