Commemorating the ‘National Day of Samba’ in Rio this Weekend

Samba is recognized as one of the symbols of Brazilian cultural and national identity. In 2005, the Bahian Samba de Roda (dance circle) was honored by UNESCO, when they put it on their 'Intangible Cultural Heritage List.'

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd, people all over the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ will celebrate the 102nd ‘Dia Nacional do Samba’ (National Day of Samba) with live performances and parties throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, the artistic neighborhood of Santa Teresa will be hosting their classic ‘Samba dos Guimarães’ featuring special guests Samba . . .

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