Brazil celebrates Sea Goddess as part of NYE tradition

Brazil celebrates Sea Goddess as part of NYE tradition

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 28: A worshipper kneels over candles during a ceremony honoring Iemanja, Goddess of the Sea, as part of traditional New Year's celebrations on the sands of Copacabana beach on December 28, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iemanja is a goddess from the African Candomble religion brought to Brazil by West African slaves. Devotees traditionally mark the day dressed in white while carrying a statue of Iemanja to the beach along with lighting candles and tossing flowers and other offerings into the sea. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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by KGW Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 12:09 PM

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