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Bahia, Brazil: largest popular religious festival in Salvador, Lavagem do Bonfim returns after two years

The biggest popular religious festival in Salvador, capital of Bahia, the Lavagem da Escadaria da Igreja do Bonfim, resumed this Thursday, the 12th, after two years without taking place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The procession, commanded by more than 300 typically dressed Bahians, left the Conceição da Praia church at around 9 am in the direction of Colina Sagrada.

There are eight kilometers of procession, which is animated by afoxés, batucadas . . .

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