The rivalry of Parintin’s festival of the ox

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Think of world-class festivals in Brazil, and maybe the carnival in Rio de Janeiro comes to mind. But each June, far from Rio, another, perhaps even more spectacular show is put on-in the country’s Amazon region. It is called the ‘Boi-Bumba’. It takes place in the remote island city of Parintins. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs filed this report.

The rivalry of Parintin's festival of the ox

Think of world-class festivals in Brazil, and maybe the carnival in Rio de Janeiro comes to mind. But each June, far from Rio, another, perhaps even more spectacular show is put on-in the country's Amazon region. It is called the 'Boi-Bumba'. It takes place in the remote island city of Parintins. CCTV's Stephen Gibbs filed this report.