Posted by BrazilMax:Someone asked me to put together a quick list. See what I came up with off the top of my head. Any additional suggestions?
Mid-June to Mid-November, Santa Catarina, Whale Watching - http://www.brazilmax.com/news1.cfm/tborigem/pl_south/id/3 - Once nearly driven to extinction, the Southern Right Whale is back. Tours are run during their five-month stint along the Brazilian coast.
September 7, Independence Day – Military parades in many cities around the country.
September 8, Paraty (http://www.brazilmax.com/news1.cfm/tborigem/pl_southcentral/id/10), Feast of Our Lady of Remedies - Paraty is an old colonial town on the coast between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. On September 8 an effigy of the Paraty’s patron saint is carried in a procession around the historic downtown. More than 1.70m tall, the 19th-century cedar wood effigy is ornately decorated. A lively street fair runs parallel to the religious commemorations.
Sundays in October, Rio de Janeiro, the Penha Festival - One of Rio’s largest religious and popular festivals, it takes place every Sunday in October and the first Sunday in November at Lady of Penha Church.
October 7, São Paulo, opening of the São Paulo Biennial of Art (http://www.brazilmax.com/news1.cfm/tborigem/pl_southcentral/id/16) - The 27th edition of the São Paulo Biennial of Art, the 3rd most important global art extravaganza after the Venice biennial and Germany’s Documenta. Some119 artists from around the world have been invited to this edition.