Festa do Senhor do Bonfim

National costumes RR group 36 from kazinhabuena

The Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is the most famous of the Catholic churches of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, Brazil. It was built in the 18th century on a hill in the Itapagipe peninsula, in the lower town of Salvador. The church is the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador and is the site of a famous celebration held every year in January (Festa do Senhor do Bonfim). The large group of Bahia ladies (bahianas) in traditional white costume, with turbants and long, round skirts wash the stairs of the church and they offer parfum and flowers to Bonfim Lord. 

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