São João da Barra, November 5, 2015 – How would you like to follow the history of São João da Barra as told by its river processions? This is the goal of the exhibit named Navegando na Fé (Navigating in Faith), which opens at 7 p.m. today, the National Culture Day, at the Carlos Martins Culture Palace in São João da Barra.
Sponsored by Prumo with support from the São João da Barra Municipal Department of Education and Culture, the exhibit shows the tradition of river processions, which has spanned centuries and attracts hundreds of people paying homage to Our Lady of Penha, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter.
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“The exhibit includes 43 color photographs that value the cultural tradition of São João da Barra fishermen. Each picture captures a different moment of river processions,” said Gleide Gomes, coordinator of Social Responsibility at Prumo.
According to Sonia Ferreira, coordinator of the Carlos Martins Cultural Palace, the exhibit brings back the traditions of the city. “River processions play an important role in the history of São João da Barra. Thus, the fishermen themselves had a large collection of photographs that were getting lost as time went by. In this exhibit, we were able to gather images taken since 2005”.
The Navigating in Faith exhibit will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 10. Entry is free.
Navigating in Faith Exhibit
Date: November 6 through December 10
Venue: Carlos Martins Cultural Palace (Rua dos Passos, 1, in São João da Barra)
When: 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.