Celebrate Black Friday in Brazil By Exploring These 6 Places

Celebrate Black Friday in Brazil By Exploring These 6 Places

A commercial holiday, Black Friday is celebrated in the United States usually after Thanksgiving and is traditionally considered as the beginning of Christmas gift-buying season. Read More

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A commercial holiday, Black Friday is celebrated in the United States usually after Thanksgiving and is traditionally considered as the beginning of Christmas gift-buying season. On this particular day, people in America rise very early in the morning so as to be the first in line at various shopping malls and stores in order to avail of the heavily discounted deals which are offered by these retail outlets. Though, the holiday originally began in the U.S., it has now been spread to many different countries around the globe. However, it is celebrated on different days in these other countries than what it is celebrated in the U.S. In Brazil, Black Friday is already the 2nd most significant date in retail, just after Christmas. Black Friday in 2019 is held on November 2019. So, mark the date and plan that most awaited Brazil vacation accordingly. 

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Black Day was fostered as an opportunity to gain the benefit from the number of people who are off work and getting ready for the gifting holidays, by dropping rates on frequently gifted items. In Brazil, Black Friday opens the 4th quarter shopping season, when people get their 13th salary and head out for Christmas gifts shopping as well as New Year's Eve celebrations. Well, Black Friday around the globe in just underway with shoppers battling to get their hands on discounted items. Although, Thanksgiving is not really a tradition in Brazil, Black Friday has become huge here. Brazilians embrace the festival dearly which falls on a usual weekday over here. Some companies even offer discounts the entire week, known as “Black Friday week” specials. Countries that have joined the Black Friday bandwagon other than Brazil include Australia, Canada, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, France, Austria, Bolivia, Denmark, Costa Rica, Greece, Ireland, India, Latvia, Italy, Mexico, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Pakistan, Panama, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, and South Africa. Here we discuss the most interesting places you can visit on your Brazil vacation when you visit there during Black Friday season. 

Tour At a Glance

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: São Paulo

Day 3: Salvador

Day 4: Recife

Day 5: Iguazu Falls

Day 6: Olinda

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

The incredible Rio de Janeiro stands out amongst the most enlivening urban cities that you’ll ever get to visit. The popular Brazil point of interest is that kind of spot which will ultimately get under your skin and will linger in your mind until the end of time. There’s simply no other place on Earth like Rio! Moreover, Rio is not just a normal city but a place which you dare to even dream about exploring! Striking Ipanema and Copacabana are the highlights of Rio for all the travelers and for most obvious reasons. Touring and exclusive dining make them fall in love with the town and is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Brazil.  

Experience the mind-blowing beaches, maniac football fans, lush mountains, and extravagant nightlife. The extraordinary city, Rio is also known as Cidade Maravilhosa. Most people first come here for the beaches. There’s so much here to enjoy such as beach biking, hiking, rock climbing, hang gliding, as well as sailing to one of the many tiny islands located just off the coast. Moreover, the music is just everywhere in Rio with the African influenced samba vibe being the most popular. Wish to explore the nightlife? Well, Lapa is the place for you which is the city’s red-light district. You’ll discover street parties and live music almost every night. 

Day 2: São Paulo

Famously called ‘concrete jungle’, São Paulo is an often misunderstood city which is home to more than 13 million people and is considered as the business as well as financial capital of Brazil. Yet the city is also the buzzing cosmopolitan city which offers some of the best that Brazil has to offer to its visitors. Presently, the Boom Town, everything in São Paulo is growing: culture, industry, commerce, tourism and finance. For a greet of some culture, you can visit some of the country’s finest museums and art galleries before plunging into any of the international restaurants which are known for their haute cuisine. You can also leave the city for some time and make your way to Serra da Mantiqueira. This spectacular mountain range can serve as your homey mountain getaway. You can also use Ilhabela as your island escape. 

Day 3: Salvador

Situated in the state of Bahia, Salvador has an incredible energy that’s prominent even for Brazil. Mostly famous as the New World capital of Portugal, it is extremely proud of its colonial architecture and you’ll discover in the Pelourinho neighbourhood, the historic centre of the town. Find here big squares with tiny cobblestone alleys, vibrant buildings, and churches such as São Francisco with baroque features and gilt woodwork. You’ll find a remarkable arts movement over here - Olodum drummers on the streets with crazy festivals being celebrated everywhere, as well as Capoeira martial artists. The soul culture here is Afro-Brazilian and you’ll see that in the amazing food, dance, as well as religious rituals and ceremonies. 

Day 4: Recife

Known as the “Venice of Brazil”, Recife is famous for its variety of bridges and waterways. Snuggled amongst tropical forests, peninsulas and rivers, it fascinates tourists with its gorgeous beaches, vibrant cultural highlights and historic old town. Wander through the town center to find buildings that date back to the 16th century, witness European and Brazilian artwork, visit attractive designer stores, then enjoy some sunshine at Boa Viagem Beach which is shaded by reefs.  

Day 5: Iguazu Falls

The most famous as well as strong cascades of South America, Iguazu Falls sit pleasantly as a ruffle among Argentina and Brazil. One of the most striking places in Brazil, the falls make for a wonderful 3-day trek from Rio and a beautiful endpoint for Brazil visit that will make you want to visit Argentina. Iguazu Falls are one of the largest falls on Earth and is a sight that never fails to inspire and amaze! On your visit, make sure to spend some time at the amazing bird stop nearby. It is definitely one of the unique destinations to visit in Brazil as well as around the globe. 

Day 6: Olinda

The UNESCO-listed city, Olinda is considered as one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. It was found by Portuguese settlers in the early 16th century. The tiny colonial town is situated on the Atlantic Coast, sitting on a hilltop surrounded by rich foliage as well as the historic downtown area that is lined with vibrant houses clinging to the hillside in addition to Baroque museums, churches and restaurants. Today, it is considered an art hub, where art lovers can explore artisan studios, workshops, and art galleries.  

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