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SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem

September 4 @ 10:00 AM PDT

BrasArte’s Brazilian Day Festival is the crown jewel among numerous annually hosted events. It pays homage to two major celebrations in Brazil – Brazil’s Independence Day and a traditional Lavagem – a spiritual cleansing ceremony dating back to the time in Salvador Bahia when Africans brought to Brazil as slaves were not allowed to attend the Mass, but instead had to wash the steps of the church.The festivities unfold in Berkeley with a procession of devotees dressed in white accompanied by drumming and culminating in a blessing for world peace given by children from the local community. There follows a street party with live music, dance performances, and capoeira. There will be art and craft vendors, international foods to enjoy, a children’s village, a beer garden and a caipirinha bar.



September 4
10:00 AM PDT
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1901 San Pablo Ave
1901 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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