Posted by: guyveloso | 28 de July de 2013

Cirio de Nazare procession (Amazon-Brazil)

Amazon religion

Foto Guy Veloso. Círio de Nazaré, Belém-PA. Slide. 2006.

Círio de Nazaré takes place every year in Belém-PA (Brazil) since 1793. It is the largest procession in the world gathering 2.2 million people. A string of 800-meter is tied to the litter which takes the image of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré by 3.5 km. 15 000 people get really close to get a place and hold the rope, which is a proof of sacrifice and faith in even more intense heat of the Amazon.