Thursday, April 22, 2010

COLORFUL PARTY - LOTS OF PEOPLE - INCREDIBLE CULTURE - LOADS OF FUN - A BRAZIL THAT YOU SIMPLY DON'T KNOW!! WOW




Actually Bumba Meu boi is part of the National Folckore, the whole country celebrate the tribute of a men and the cattle, and also we praise St. John in this big party full of colors called BUMBA MEU BOI. It happens every june and july, and it became more famous in Maranhão, every group in the biggest and smallest city in the State get together in São Luis to celebrate this party where all the people in many different communities start to play.



IT IS TOTAL FUN! BUMBA MEU BOI is also known as Boi Maranhense which makes it different from all parties in Brazil, the party started in the Cattle Period during the colonization of the country. BOI means "bull" and BUMBA are the sound of the drums that makes the bull and the people involved to dance! And the dance has to do with the Slaves, the cowboy Pai Francisco and his great love afffair Mae Catirina.

Pai Francisco did everything to satisfy his woman, and when she was pregnant she wished to eat the tongue of a bull. Pai Francisco did not think twice and killed his boss favourite bull, and gave to his promessed wife the tongue she wanted so much.
The boss very angry did everything to find WHO KILLED HIS BULL. Pai Francisco was found and blamed guilty of the Bull Murder, and his boss ordered him to bring life back to the bull, he had the help of many witches and they finally succeed to bring the bull back to life!!! :) The boss did forgive Pai Francisco and the people started to dance in order to celebrate the SECOND MLIFE OF THE BULL. As they considered Fracisco's Act a miracle. This is more or less how the legend is introduced to the people every year, this tradition has more than 300 years and it is still very alive in people's soul!


I know it is hard to understand the story, just going there for you to be able to figure out how wonderful and rich is their tradition and folkclore. All I know is that you will see different groups performing with shaking rhythms, the whole city of São Luis stops and you will find everybody there. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT BE OUT OF THIS PARTY!!!
Maranhão is an explosion of MUSIC and total happyness.
DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE AND JULY SÃO LUIS IS HUGE PARTY!!!
And we are here to make this incredible dream come true, we can plan your trip to Maranhão
Rafael Torres Lopes
Senior Tour Guide and Travel Planner
Marcone Lima
Tour Guide and Brazil Promoter

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