The celebration of Iemanjá’s Day in the Federal District was marked by tributes at Praça dos Orixás, located in the South Club Sector. In addition to processions, the program featured musical attractions, Afro craft stalls and typical foods installed on site. Activities were adapted to avoid agglomerations due to the covid-19.
The tributes to Iemanjá were also anticipated due to the pandemic. Since the weekend, groups of terreiros have been taking flowers and offerings to Lake Paranoá. The program of the Festa das Águas, which honors Iemanjá, the Queen of the Sea, and Oxum, Rainha das Águas Doces, also includes samba circles and shows, with activities that will be streamed online.
In Salvador, for the second year running, Bahians will not be able to place flowers in the Rio Vermelho Sea. The ritual of renewal of faith is part of the celebrations for the Day of Iemanjá, one of the biggest popular festivals in Salvador. Once again the beach to haveThere are, instead of roses, sidings to avoid crowding.
Devotees even have this to haveTuesday to drop off the gifts at Iemanjá’s little house in Rio Vermelho. The date moves some parties in bars and restaurants in the neighborhood, which are still open for operation.
*With information from the National Radio Agency