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

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.