Parintins, Boi Bumba

“Don’t listen to what they say, go see”  ~  Chinese Proverb

Paretins, Brazil is perhaps best known for its folk theatrical tradition known as Boi Bumba or “Bull Festival”. It’s performed by High School children, not professionals.

The kids make their own costumes and do so in a contest, as are the festive floats built by competing teams. Talented and artistic. During the play, which has continuous music being sung (in Portuguese), the many colored lights play a big role.

Chief of the tribe.
Yes, there is a man inside that float-like costume.