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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Portuguese / Latin America –

Source: Republic of Brazil 2

PHOTO OF THE WEEKThe photo of the week is a record of São Luiz do Paraitinga, in São Paulo, during the Feast of Divino Espírito Santo

The Divino Espírito Santo Festival is one of the most traditional of São Luiz do Paraitinga. Credit: Luciano CocaA Photo of the Week was recorded by Luciano Coca and eternalizes the city of São Luiz do Paraitinga (SP), an important tourist destination in the Paraíba Valley region. Among the highlights, the Historic Center, listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan), and its country traditions, including the Folia do Divino and the Carnival of Marchinhas.The historic center of São Luiz do Paraitinga has colonial style architecture and preserves characteristics of the time of the coffee barons. The listing made by Iphan, in 2012, included mansions, chapels, squares, bandstands and fountains, slopes, streets and squares – landmarks of urban preservation that bring relevant spatial references of the city and characterize the phases of its urban expansionDIVINO – The Divine Feast Espírito Santo in São Luiz do Paraitinga maintains many elements typical of popular Brazilian culture. It is a moment of devotion, marked by the distribution of food – highlighting the drowned, a traditional meat stew with potatoes -, folk dances, auctions, bingos among others.

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