The small village of Parintins lies on Tupinambarana Island, which is part of a large river archipelago in the mid-Amazon, 250 miles east of Manaus.

In existence for two centuries, Parintins is rich in Indian culture that is represented in the celebrated annual Boi-Bumba festival.

It is a ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith that has been held here for over 80 years, inspired by local legends.

A stadium, the Bumbódromo, was built in 1988 to accommodate the over 40,000 spectators that come and take part in this festival each year.

The Boi-Bumba is listed on the official Calendar of Events to be one of the highlights in Amazonas State

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