État du Ceará

Kermesse pour commémorer le patron réligieux de la ville de Juazeiro do Norte. Sertanejos, paysans du Nordeste, les Noirs de Bahia et Indiens masqués de la tribu Tancararu de l’État de Pernambuco.

BRAZIL. Ceara State. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Pilgrims pay respect to a giant statue of Jesus in the shrine devoted to Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Sertanejos, peasants from the Nordeste, revere Padre Cicero as a saint and attend catholic mass during the yearly pilgrimage in his honour.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Sertanejos, peasants from the Nordeste, blacks from Bahia and masked indians of the Tancararu tribe of Pernambuco state, attend catholic mass in honour of Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Sertanejos, peasants from the Nordeste, line up for confession during the yearly pilgrimage for Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A Sertaneja, peasant from the Nordeste, attends mass during the yearly pilgrimage for Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Sertanejos, peasants from the Nordeste, revere Padre Cicero as a saint. During the yearly pilgrimage in his honour, they pray to his effigy, asking personal favours or miraculous cure.

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BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A pilgrim holds an ex-voto as a symbol of a hand she is begging Padre Cicero to cure miraculously.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A man, who had his shoulder and arm amputated after having been hit by gunfire, makes a pilgrimage to the statue of Padre Cicero, to thank him for a miraculous cure.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A Sertaneja, peasant from the Nordeste, carries a rock on her head during the yearly pilgrimage for Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Nuevo Olindo. 1996. A newly wed couple.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. A Sertaneja, peasant from the Nordeste, carries a rock on her head during the yearly pilgrimage for Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Sertanejos, peasants from the Nordeste, blacks from Bahia and masked indians of the Tancararu tribe of Pernambuco state, attend catholic mass in honour of Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A Sertaneja, peasant from the Nordeste, carries a plank on her head during the yearly pilgrimage for Padre Cicero.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Celebrations for Sao Gonzalo de Amarante. Rythms from Africa mix with rituals from Portugal. During the ritual prostitutes were supposed to dance to exhaustion so that they would avoid sin.

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Flowers adorn the coffin of a dead infant.

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BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. Rythms from Africa mix with rituals from Portugal in the celebration of Sao Gonzalo de Amarante. Tradition says this ritual was to dance prostitutes to exhaustion to keep them away from sin.

BRAZIL. 1973.

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