Nossa Senhora do Rosário Festival

Place: Ouro Preto  (01 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 )

Festivais em Ouro PretoIn colonial times slaves worshiped their own saint, Nossa Senhora do Rosário, since they were not allowed to enter other churches. And October is dedicated to her, with a whole month of celebrations.

This very traditional festival has been celebrated for the past 300 years and it gathers most of the black community of Ouro Preto. It is a mixture of religion and folklore with masses, traditional bands and dances. Many groups throughout town get together to pay homage to the saint.

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