Festa do Bonfim

The Festa do Bonfim / Feast of Bonfim is also called Lavagem do Bonfim because of a washing ritual. The faithful wash the steps and the square in front of the Church of Bonfim with aromatised water while they are dancing and singing in Yoruba language, a language spoken in West Africa. Locals & tourists do a ritual walk of faith in Senhor do Bonfim. The procession ends with a huge party.

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