At the For the month of october is marked by the greatest manifestation of faith in the world, the Nazare's Cirio brings thousands of faithful from the four corners of the world to accompany him in the immense procession that brings together more than 2 million faithful every year who make various manifestations and tributes to Our Lady of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus.

The beginning of the immense manifestation of faith in the For, began in 1700 when the caboclo Plácido José de Souza found a small image of Our Lady of Nazaré on the banks of the Igarapé Murutucú. After finding the object, Plácido would have taken the image of the saint to his house and, the next day, she was no longer there. Then the caboclo returned to the place and to his surprise the image was in the same place. The fact was repeated countless times and the news spread quickly and the “Santinha” was taken to the Government Palace and today, traditionally, the image is taken from the Metropolitan Cathedral to the Basilica of Nazareth.

THE candle de Belém was registered in September 2004, by the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (Iphan), as Cultural Heritage of Intangible Nature. In addition to the great act held on Sunday, the Nazare's Cirio he also participates in other manifestations of devotion, such as the river pilgrimage, automobile and several other pilgrimages and pilgrimages that take place in the Nazarena block.

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The celebration begins with a mass in front of the Sé Cathedral at around 5:30 in the morning, lasting 1 hour, and then the procession that travels through several streets of Belém in a route of 3.6 kilometers begins. The biggest candle in history took place in 2004 with a duration of 9 hours and 15 minutes.

The term candle comes from the Latin word “cereus”, which means big candle, the main offering of the faithful in processions in Portugal, over time it became synonymous with the procession from Nazareth on here Bethlehem and many others in the cities of the interior of Pará.

Photo: Flickr - Lombra

Photo: Flickr – Lombra

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Photo: Hamilton Braga

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Photo: Rosinei Vasconcelos

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Photo: Papy Leite

Photo: Flickr - Lombra

Photo: Flickr – Lombra

Photo: Rosinei Vasconcelos

Photo: Rosinei Vasconcelos

Photo: Walter Costa

Photo: Walter Costa

Photo: Fernando Miceli

Photo: Fernando Miceli

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