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The annual Boi Bumba folklore festival takes place in Brazil towards the end of June and the start of July

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By Team Lounge
Published Jul 05, 2023

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It is performed by two competing sides, the Caprichoso in blue...

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and the Garantido in red with hundreds of performers taking part

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Boi Bumba means bull dance and the main story of the three-nights-long performance revolves around the tale of a resurrected ox

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Boi Bumba is considered the biggest outdoor opera and is attended by thousands of people

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The themes, costumes and songs draw from the traditions of communities that have lived historically along the Amazon River

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It is held in Bumbodromo in Parintins, an island on the Amazon river about 370km east of Manaus in northern Brazil

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This is Brazil's second most important festival after Rio de Janeiro’s carnival

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