Laura C

Laura C

Posted on 12/12/2010


Photo taken on December  8, 2010


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IEMANJÁ FESTIVAL DEC. 088, 2010
People throw white flowers, perfumes, beads, alcohol, etc..in the water to celebrate iemanjá - the queen of the sea!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemanja

The goddess is known as Yemanjá, Iemanjá or Janaína in Brazilian Candomblé and Umbanda religions.
The Umbanda religion worships Iemanjá as one of the seven orixás of the African Pantheon. She is the Queen of the Ocean, the patron deity of the fishermen and the survivors of shipwrecks, the feminine principle of creation and the spirit of moonlight. A syncretism happens between the catholic Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Our Lady of the Seafaring) and the orixá Iemanjá of the African Mithology. Sometimes, a feast can honor both.
In São Paulo State, Iemanjá is celebrated in the two first weekends of December on the shores of Praia Grande city. During these days many vehicles garnished with Iemanjá icons and colors roam from the São Paulo mountains to the sea littoral, some of them traveling hundreds of miles. Thousands of people rally near Iemanjá's statue in Praia Grande beach ( OBS:and others beaches too).
See also:
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/ileaxebomi/Iemanya.html&date=2009-10-26+00:23:15


.t.a.o.n., Evangrek63, Elene, Jacques have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Laura C
Laura C
The believers always dress in white!
4 years ago.
Astral 4
Astral 4
A wonderful candid moment, Laura...love it!
4 years ago.
Jacques
Jacques
très beau ++++++++
4 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Interesting story ,nice image! *
4 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
tres interessant!
4 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
:-)
4 years ago.