Lavagem do Bonfim

Religious in Salvador

Salvador’s biggest festival outside of Carnaval honors the saint with Bahia's largest following – Senhor do Bonfim, associated with Candomblé. A procession of baianas (women dressed as Bahian ‘aunts’) in ritual dress carrying buckets of flowers walk 6km from Cidade Baixa to Igreja NS do Bonfim.

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