Festivities, Holidays and Traditions in São Paulo
CarnivalBrazil is a country known for many things but it tops the list of destinations standing out for the Carnival. In February the streets across Brazil are filled with floats, music, dances and costumes of all kinds. Although the most famous carnivals are the Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Olinda and Salvador de Bahia ones, it is a major event in São Paulo with activities for everyone's liking. During the carnival, thousands of people around the city come here to celebrate these days with friends and family. It is very common to meet to eat and drink before dancing samba.
Spirit of LondonSpirit of London is an electronic music festival that's held on March in São Paulo. It is organized by a music radio station and gathers many young Brazilians and tourists who travel to hear some of the best DJs around.
São Paulo Fashion WeekSão Paulo's Fashion Week is probably the most important event dedicated to the fashion industry throughout Latin America and it's in the list of the most important events in the world. The event is held twice a year, in January and in June and brings together big fashion brands and the most renowned designers.
Virada CulturalIn May the city of São Paulo won't stop for 24 hours straight. It is one of the biggest street events in the world and the aim is to promote coexistence in the city's public spaces through performances, music, dance and artistic demonstrations of all kinds. More than 2,000 artists perform day and night and many of the museums are open till dawn. It certainly is a day for walking down the city's streets and soak on the vibe and energy in the air.
Parada do Orgulho GLBT
La Parada do Orgulho GLBT is the world's largest gay pride parade and is celebrated annually in May. The event brings together more than 4 million people who take the streets to celebrate this day with dances, floats, costumes and colors. It is a well known free event, where fun and entertainment are guaranteed.