Known for being one of the most popular festivals and one of the largest public demonstrations of Candomblé faith, the celebration of Yemanja in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood began in 1923, when there was a decrease in the fish supplies.
The fishermen gathered on the 2nd February to ask for help from the Godess of the Seas, Yemanja.
Year after year, fishermen and believers, regardless of religion, gather throughout the night and the following day to offer gifts to their Queen Yemanjá.
The celebrations begin this Friday (1st), 18h, and continue throughout the night to deliver the offerings at the Fishermen’s Colony in Rio Vermelho, Salvador.
At 22h30, the devotees attending the Terreiro Oxóssi of Ojimirim, in Federation, will open their doors to religious obligations.In the early hours around 3am, there will be offered gifst to Oshun, Queen of freshwater in the Tororo Lake.
The festival will be officially opened at 5 am, when the Mayor arrives and the fishermen will begin the dawn fireworks. The singer-songwriter Carlinhos Brown accompanied with percussionists will give the ringing tone to the festivities. Read more →