São Luís


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Craft : 

Craft Creative and diverse. Thus the craft Maranhão. Vessels, handbags, slippers, towels, hats, are just some examples of this great production that, in the hands of local artists, always gain new tones, colours and shapes. Raw materials are mixed. Cotton, leather, wood, clay and even the fiber of a plant that few people know, the guarimã. But the strong is the same as buriti straw. The palm, own the flooded regions, is common in the municipalities of Lençois Maranhenses. It is the straw that is extracted from buriti a versatile and resilient fiber resulting in dozens of pieces sold in shops and markets and centres of handicrafts. In Rosario there is a production of ceramics. And the colony of fishermen out of Fox is the production of income.Finally the boizinhos, small and delicate replicas of steers, major attractions during the festival of Saint John

Architectural Heritage : 

Architectural Heritage The architectural heritage of Maranhão is one of the most significant of the country's precious Legacy of the Portuguese presence in the region. Predominant in the cities of Sao Luis and Alcântara, this is only one hour by boat from the capital. In São Luis the Historic Center saves the largest area of Portuguese colonial architecture in the country a real museum in the open, with about 3,500 buildings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These are houses with belvederes and facades lined with tiles brought from Portugal, France and Germany. Other attractions are the sources, squares and staircases. In 1997, because of its beauty and historical importance as a witness, São Luis was recognized by UNESCO as Heritage of Humanity. Alcântara is an invitation to a delightful back to the past. It was precipitate up in 1948 as city-by Heritage Monument. It has about 300 buildings, which have uniformity in the architecture one of its most striking features. It is a city that was not completed. With the decline of cotton, which boosted its product development in the past, it stalled and its wealthy residents to literally abandoned. The museum of the city, the pillory and the ruins of the church of Mother are some of its main attractions.

Popular Culture : 

Popular Culture Beauty, tradition, variety, magic. These are words that reflect a little of the rich popular culture of Maranhão. There could be different. The mixing of races black, white and indigenous, is present in almost everything that defines the cultural identity of the state: in handicrafts, construction of boats typical, in the dances and folguedos in the festivities, in cooking, in music and oral tradition ; Bumba-my-ox, Crioula Drum, São João, Holy Spirit, the legends of the Snake, the Taurus Encantado and Ana Jansen is a summary of results fascinating, marked by creativity, tradition and popular participation that make the Maranhao state a great tourist destination.

Manifestations popular : 

Manifestations popular Many, across the Maranhao. The best known may be seen mainly during the juninos festivities, which take place in June. .: Bumba-Meu-Boi .: Tambor de Crioula.: Tambor de Mina.: Cacuriá.: Dança do Coco.: Péla-Porco.: Dança do Caroço.: Dança de São Gonçalo

Facilities : 

Facilities The typical cooking Maranhão is varied, tasty, with seasonings and influential personality. The influences come from Indian, Portuguese and African. But much of Africa, which have given new life and taste of what they found in these lands. For those who want to take advantage of good food, the chef's recommendations are numerous. But it is always good to respect tradition. In Maranhao the dish is the number one rice from cuxá, further enhanced when served with your favorite monitoring, the fried fish. The iguaria is prepared based on vinagreira (green common in the state), dry flour, sesame, dried shrimp and pepper to smell. But the Maranhao has more. Peixadas, caranguejadas, pies and stews of shrimp. To the south of the state, new surprises. Meat-of-sun with cassava, chicken and duck stew are some of them, all prepared under more authentic tradition sertaneja. Who likes a drink before sitting at the table, try, in moderation, the tiquira, spirit of indigenous origin based on cassava. And get crown, the desserts. Sweet coconut, and juices of tropical fruits.

Music : 

Music The various cultural traditions inherited by maranhenses is certainly responsible for the rhythmic richness of the state. Instruments such as drums and as the drum rhythms of Creole, boi-bumba-I, among many others, are ancestral heritage that today's artists knew very well used as a source of their creations.          Another strong influence is the Reggae, Jamaican rhythm that decades ago invaded the island and its people captivated. The passion for music that gave the São Luis one more title: "Jamaica Brazilian."

Superstition : 

Superstition Legends and mysteries crowd the popular imagination in São Luis. Ghost, animals delighted and coaches of fire are part of crendice popular, which still enchants children and adults. The Enchanted Snake - It is said that a snake delighted that grows without stopping, one day destroy the island, when the tail find the head. The animal lives in huge underground galleries that cross the Historic Center of San Luis, and although his body is descomunal in various parts of the city (the belly in the Church of Caramel, the tail in the Church of São Pantaleão), address some of the more leaf is a secular source of Ribeirão. Some guarantees be possible to see through the bars that isolate the entries of the monument, the terrible sight of the animal. Ana Jansen and his coach delighted - is perhaps the most popular legend of São Luis. Ana Jansen, woman rich, powerful and, according to some, very malvada with their slaves, have been ordered to pay their sins, was walking forever through the streets of the city in a car wonderland. The car outcast part of the cemetery Gaviao, on Thursday nights to get Friday, and ai, who find it along the way. Ana Jansen offers a candle lit that, the next morning, will be transformed into bone of deceased. A slave without head leads the truck, pulled by horses also beheaded.

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Carlos Fabrício Haroldo Luan Rodrigo Waldemar Lennon

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