Events in Paraty 2017

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All the info on Paraty’s main events! Music, arts, cultural, sporting, food&wine, literary, all of them! Our city has an event for each taste! Paraty has become a meca for “cultural turism” in Brazil, with more and more travelers joining our shores and historic town to enjoy the best and more diverse events, just come take a look! Get one of our Paraty accommodation packages and enjoy the shows!

JANUARY

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  • All fo January | Verao Paraty: Paraty celebrate summer with music and folkloric celebrations
  • 6th January | Folia de Reis (Popular religious celebration): In Paraty, Folia de Reis starts December 8, day of Our Lady of Conception, and end January 20. During this period groups of guitar players and singers gather to recite traditional portuguese poetry that sing the birth of Jesus.
  • 20th of January | Day of São Sebastião (patron saint of Rio de Janeiro): Saint Sebastian it’s a very popular saint in Brazil and it is the patron saint of the State of Rio de Janiero, and it gives it’s name to it’s main city, Sâo Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. Saint Sebastian it’s the protector of mankind against hunger, the plagues and war.

    – Duration: 1 day.

FEBRUARY

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  • 16th – 23rd – February | Pre-Carnival Warm-up parties and celebrations to get ready for carnival!

    – Duration: 5 days

  • 24th to 28th of February | Paraty Carnival: Paraty hosts a Carnival of their own that has a very different flavor from the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Paraty’s version is much more traditional and less crowded. Paraty’s celebrations play on fantasies, with masked blocos , or carnival groups, along with children and adults in fancy dress and effigies of famous personalities. Costumes are black or white, king or pauper. They often aim (harmlessly) to scare the passers-by with skulls and deformed papier machê heads. While most of Carnival celebrations take place in the historic district of Paraty, there are plenty of other events on the local beaches, including the Bloco de Lama (block of mud), which traditionally starts from the Praia do Jabaquara before continuing around the town. This group represents a prehistoric tribe whose objective is to frighten off evil spirits.

    – Packages and Offers: Carnival Package

  • Bloco da Lama Parade (Carnival): This is probably the most famous of the Paraty blocos. Its originality and awkwardness has attracted the attention of media and the curiosity of public. It was created in a Saturday of Carnival at the beginning of the 90s, by some friends that were bathing themselves in the medicinal mud of the Praia do Jabaquara. They noticed that they could not recognize each other and decided to wear that strange ‘costume’ on Carnival evening.

    – Packages and Offers: Carnival Package

    – Duration: 1 days

    – Organisers and Event´s Official Website: www.blocodalama.com.br

  • 28th February | Paraty Anniversary: City hall organises the celebrations. 364 years of the city of Paraty.

MARCH

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  • March at Praia do Pontal – During March we celebrate the final days of summer with big partys, an amazing selection of music and lots and lots of fun at Geko Chill Bar in Praia do Pontal and all over Paraty!

    – Duration: All March

    – Event and schedule in Facebook: www.facebook.com/ParatyBar

  • March 26th | Paraty Half Marathon

APRIL

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  • 13th to 16th of April | Easter: This is a traditionally Catholic City, the celebration of Easter traditions kept dating from the XVII century. You can watch the Biblical scenes made with sawdust and grains, the liturgies and the traditional music.

    – Packages and Offers: Easter in Paraty Package

    – Duration: 4 days

  • April 14th | Procissão do Fogaréu and the Passion of Christ: one of the highlights of easter is the procession, the faithful walk through the streets with flashlights, street lights off, and sounds of bells that transport us to other times.

    – Packages and Offers: Easter in Paraty Package

    – Duration: 1 day

  • 21st of April | Tiradentes: On the 21st of April you must come to Paraty to commemorate a very special day, the civic patron saint of Brazil, national heroe and martir of the Inconfidência Mineira, Tiradentes Day.

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  • 23rd of April | Festa de Sao Jorge (Saint George): São Jorge (Saint George) is the “non-official” Saint of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, because of it’s very special place in the local culture. His devotees are counted by the tens of millons, and on the 23rd of April, on Saint George’s day, it’s an obligation to pay homage to the “holy Warrior”.

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MAY

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  • 1st of May | Labour Day: Brazilian National Holiday.

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    – Duration: 1 day

  • 26th of May to June 4th | Holy Spirit festival: Traditional catholic celebration that dates from the times Queen Elizabeth of Portugal (1271 – 1336) and that was brought to Brazil by the conquistadors. In Paraty, The “Festa do Divino” has been celebrated since the 18th century.

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JUNE

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  • 9th to 11th of June | Bourbon Festival: Jazz and Blues under the stars featuring international shows for free.

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    – Duration: 3 days

  • 15th of June | Corpus Christi: Religious procession. The decoration of the Historic Centre streets are beatufill, made with mats of various materials such as sawdust colored pigments, lime, flowers, coffee powder, etc.

    – Packages and Offers: Corpus Christi Package

    – Duration: 1 day

  • 5th to 7th of June | Shrimp Festival (Araújo Island): This is a festival created to raise funds for the Feast of São Pedro and São Paulo, the patron saint of fishermen. It also marks the end of shrimp season. Gastronomic delights served at the event or at cost are: Casadinho Shrimp, Shrimp Strogonoff and the traditional Shrimp Bobo.
  • 11th to 14th of June – Paraty Dance: The program includes the presentation of professional dance groups, workshops, exhibitions and dance contest / competition shows.

    – Duration: 3 days

  • 26th of June to 6th of July | Saint Peter and Saint Paul Party (Araújo Island): This traditional celebration in the island includes canoe processions, fairs, football tournaments and a boat contest.

    – Organisers and Event´s Official Website: Paraty City Hall www.pmparaty.rj.gov.br

  • During weekends in June | Festas Juninas (Junine Feasts) or Feasts of Saint John: Popular festivities in honor of Saint John, including celebrations around fires and musical shows. Despite not being a national holiday, this celebration goes throughout Brazil. Of european origin, these celebrations can be traced back to the summer solstice celebrations that were also held on June the 24th. The feast was renamed the Feast of St. John when it was christianized during the Middle Ages. It pays homage to Saint Anthony (June 13th), Saint John (June 24th) and Saint Peter (June 29th) among others.

JULY

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  • 7th to 16th July | Saint Ruth Festival: The traditional festivity takes place in the Church that carries her name. The religious event will have an extensive schedule that will include processions, masses, celebrations, live music shows, among other attractions.

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  • 9th of July | 1932 Constitutionalist Revolution: Sao Paulo State Public Holiday.

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  • 26th to 30th of July | Paraty International Literary Festival – FLIP. During the party, national and foreign writers submit their books and theories to the public as well as participate in meetings reserved for discussions between the writers.

    – Packages and Offers: FLIP Package

    – Duration: 4 days

  • dates to be confirmed | Tollosa – Indie Bands Festival

AUGUST

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  • 17th to 20th of August | Pinga (Sugar Cane Liquor) Festival or Cachaça, Culture and Flavours Festival: Since the 80s this festival attracts all lovers of strong spirits, good food and great parties.

    – Packages and Offers: Paraty Pinga Package

    – Duration: 4 days

  • Gold Road Day: Cutting through the States of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo to the port cities of Paraty and Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Road thrived during the diamond and gold-digging years of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, linking many of the most important historic towns in the region. Now every year there is a celebration in Paraty.
  • 30th of August to 8th of September | Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Feast: Popular Catholic Celebration, 10 days of cultural events in Paraty, including processions, music and activities at the main square.

SEPTEMBER

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  • 7th September | Brazil Independence Day: National Holiday commemorates the Independence of Brazil form the portuguese empire.

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  • 13th to 17th of September | Paraty in Focus: Internactional Photography Festival featuring workshops, expositions and – shows all over Parati.

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    – Duration: 4 days

  • 13th to 17th September | Paraty Birds in Morro do Forte
  • 20th to 25th of September | Paraty Spa Days

    A whole week of health and spa.

OCTOBER

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  • 6th to 8th of October | MIMO Paraty: One of the most important live instrumental music festivals in Brazil has taken Paraty as their new home. 2013, 2014 and 2015th editions were amazing!

    – Packages and Offers: Promotional Packages in Paraty

  • October 12 | Nossa Sra. Aparecida – Patron saint of Brazil. Our Lady of Aparecida is the Marian image patron saint of Brasil. Her sanctuary it’s located at Aparecida in the State of Sâo Paulo.

    – Packages and Offers: Promotional Packages in Paraty

  • 18th to 22nd of October | Paraty Eco-Festival. Eco-sustainable fashion convention and contest

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  • 19th of October | Commerce Day: Rio de Janeiro State Public Holiday

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  • 28th of October | Public Servants Day: Rio de Janeiro State Public Holiday

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  • to be confirmed | Paraty International Cinema Festival: International Festival with national and international premieres, conferences and presence of actors and directors.

NOVEMBER

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  • 2nd of November | Day of the Dead: National Holiday

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    – Duration: 1 day

  • 10th to 19th of November | Our Lady of Rosario and Saint Benedict Feast

    – Duration: 10 days

  • 15th of November | Proclamation of the Republic: Brazilian National Holiday

    – Packages and Offers: Promotional Packages in Paraty

    – Duration: 1 day

  • 22nd to 24th of November | Black Culture Meeting: Organised by the Quilombo Campinho da Independencia, located in Paraty. Music, memories and black poetry. On the 19th of November we celebrate the Black Awareness holidayand the 20th of November it’s the Black Awareness Day.

    – Packages and Offers: Promotional Packages in Paraty

    – Duration: 3 days

  • dates to be confirmed | Paraty Latino – International Latin Music Festival: Latin Music under the stars featuring international shows for free.

    – Duration: 3 days

DECEMBER

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  • 21st of December | Christmas Opening: Christmas season in Paraty starts music shows, cultural and religious events and living cribs.

    – Packages and Offers: Christmas Package

    – Duration: 6 days

  • 29th of December | Summer Opening: Paraty celebrates the begining of the season with partys on the beaches, live music and big events during the whole week.

    – Packages and Offers: Christmas Package

  • 22nd to 26th of December | Christmas in Paraty: it’s an invitation to a true celebration, the joy and brotherhood, without loosing the universal spirit of love and peace. The Main Church has a very special place during this time.

    – Packages and Offers: Christmas Package

  • 31th December | New Years´ Eve – Réveillon: At 11 pm, tourists and locals go to Pontal beach where there is live music, DJs and a fireworks exhibition. Partying goes on till dawn! You can´t miss this incredible celebration.

    – Packages and Offers: New Year Package

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Chill Inn Eco-Suites is located in the very heart of Serra da Bocaina Atlantic Rainforest on the State of Rio de Janeiro. You get there by the road Paraty – Cunha, taking Paraty’s access roundabout. From the Historic Center of Paraty there are 5 km, and from the Paraty roundabout (Rod. Rio-Santos), headed to the west, there are only 3.5 km.

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