Next Salvador Festa: Conceição da Praia

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia in Salvador, Bahia
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia

Saturday, December 8th is the next festa popular on Salvador’s calendar. The festa is founded in Salvador’s patron saint of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Our Lady of the Conception, the lady being Mary, mother of Jesus, and the conception having been without the usual way people avidly go about it.

There’s a Mass out front of the church beginning at 8 a.m., and then a procession around the area. In the afternoon the party gets going, not a great or particularly attractive one, tending to be centered in Praça Cayru behind the Mercado Modelo.