Festival of Iemanjá (Yemanja)

Location: Salvador, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (and other locations in Brazil)

“The festival of Iemanjá (sometimes spelt Yemanjá) takes place in many places all over Brazil. The biggest celebration of it takes place in the Rio Vermelho neighbourhood in Salvador on February 2 every year. During the festivities, followers of the Candomblé religion offer flowers and gifts to their goddess Iemanjá at the sea’s edge and send them out to her in the ocean. Everyone dresses in white, and night-long music and dancing continue after the offerings have been made…” theculturetrip.com