Rio de Janeiro is always listed as one of the Top 10 Places in the World to spend New Year's Eve. The event on Copacabana Beach is definitely a Bucket List item and the festivities are free.
During the day on the 31st of December people in Rio de Janeiro all dressed in white gather at the beach and honor Iemanjá, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea goddess by placing offerings like flowers and candles into the ocean.
At midnight the fireworks begin launched from barges out on the ocean.
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