The Bembé do Mercado in Santo Amaro, Bahia: 2019!

Bembé do Mercado

It’s time for the Bembé! The only public festa of candomblé in the world! May 13th, 1888 was the day slavery was abolished in Brazil, and it’s the day around which this yearly festival in Santo Amaro is based (some of the festival’s history is recounted on Festas in Bahia).

The festival also includes some of the folklore of the region, including samba chula/samba de roda and capoeira.