0 Likes

Iemanja Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro

Wikipedia: "Yemanja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions. Africans from what is now called Yorubaland brought Yemaya and a host of other deities/energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. She is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a protector of children.

The goddess is known as Yemanjá, Iemanjá or Janaína in Brazilian Candomble and Umbanda religions.

On New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro, millions of cariocas, of all religions, dressed in white gather on Copacabana beach to greet the New Year, watch fireworks, and throw (white) flowers and other offerings into the sea for the goddess in the hopes that she will grant them their requests for the coming year. Some send their gifts to Iemanjá in wooden toy boats. Paintings of Iemanjá are sold in Rio shops, next to paintings of Jesus and other Catholic saints. They portray her as a woman rising out of the sea. Small offerings of flowers and floating candles are left in the sea on many nights at Copacabana."

Wikipedia: "Festa importante dedicada a Iemanjá ocorre durante a passagem de ano no Rio de Janeiro. Milhares de pessoas comparecem e depositam no mar oferendas para a divindade. A celebração também inclui o tradicional "Banho de pipoca" e as sete ondas que os fiéis, ou até mesmo seguidores de outras religiões, pulam como forma de pedir sorte à Orixá."

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Subida: 28/08/2011
Actualizado: 23/10/2012
Número de vistas:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

AYRTON
Iemanjá at Copacabana Beach
AYRTON
Reveillon at Copacabana Beach 2008
Willy Kaemena
Rio New Year 2008
Carlos Fernandez
camarin
Carlos Fernandez
Spider-Man Room
AYRTON
Av. Atlântica
Jon Tojek
Rio de Janeiro, Cemetery São João Batista - Tojek VFX
Carlos Eduardo Carvalho (Cartola)
São João Batista Cemetery in Rio de Janeiro in the Dead's Day
AYRTON
Prezunic Supermarket
Jon Tojek
Rio de Janeiro, Cemetery2 São João Batista - Tojek VFX
Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom
Copacabana no Fim da Tarde Vista do Forte - Rio de Janeiro
Willy Kaemena
Copacabana Fort
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Tunnel Passage
Michael Pop
Timisoara Metropolitan Cathedral
heiwa4126
Self-destruct Acala
C360.NL - Henri Smeets
Dam Square, Amsterdam
Tibor Illes
Favour church altar
Ramin Dehdashti
Bagh-e Fin - The Fin Garden
Simon Blandford
Abu Dhabi Fishing Dhow Harbour
vasinbkk
Thailand's Fathers Day
Ramin Dehdashti
Bagh-e Fin - The Fin Garden
Michael Pop
Under the Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Bad Kleinkirchheim
Bathing Room - Karlbad
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aizanoi2 cavdarhisar turkey
Willy Kaemena
Innotrans 2014 International Trade Fair for Transport Technology
Willy Kaemena
Vista Dome Car
Willy Kaemena
Praça do Comercio
Willy Kaemena
Pedestrian bridge over the wall at Bischofstor
Willy Kaemena
Parque Eduardo VII
Willy Kaemena
Paraty
Willy Kaemena
Bremen Main Train Station Square
Willy Kaemena
Db Ice2 Restaurant
Willy Kaemena
Boardwalk 2009
Willy Kaemena
Lima Apartamento Duplex
Willy Kaemena
Copenhagen The Round Tower
Willy Kaemena
LIMA Parroquia del Sagrario
More About Brazil

Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.Text by Steve Smith.