Sao Paulo New Years
New Years parties in Sao Paulo are held all over the largest city in Brazil as people come together to celebrate the close of one year and the beginning of another. New Years Eve in Sao Paulo (or Reveillon as it is known in Brazilian Portuguese) is considered one of the most important holidays of the entire year. South of the Equator New Years Eve marks the beginning of the summer holiday season, much like Memorial Day in the United States. Although New Years Sao Paulo involves celebrations and festivities that are held in a variety of locales like nightclubs and restaurants, the biggest and most popular celebrations are held outside on the streets.
New Years Parties in Sao Paulo
By far the biggest of all the New Years parties in Sao Paulo takes place on the Avenida Paulista. This is a large part of the metropolitan area in Sao Paolo where the general public is able to gather together to celebrate the New Year with each other. There is a massive fireworks display and people tend to bring bottles of wine and champagne and plastic glasses to the festivities. Approximately 2 million people will celebrate New Years Eve 2016 in Sao Paulo on the Avenida Paulista, making it one of the ten largest New Years celebrations in the world and thus the source of some of the most recognizable images of New Years Eve.
The city constructs a big stage for the New Years Sao Paulo celebration on Avenida Paulista where musicians and DJs help rally the crowds of people excitedly awaiting the coming of the brand new year. There is a fireworks display at the stroke of midnight and the city erupts. Most of the parties around this area last until well into the late hours of the night. The millions of people that descend upon the Avenida Paulista take hours to finally filter back home after the joyous celebration. Many of the clubs and bars in this area and in other popular parts of the city also ring in New Years Eve in Sao Paolo.
Rio de Janeiro is not the only hot spot in Brazil. You will soon find this out if you decide to spend New Years Eve in Sao Paulo. Besides the immense celebration in the center of the city at Avenida Paulista, the colorful sights and sounds of the festivities can be seen throughout the city, from peoples’ homes to local bars and restaurants. New Years Sao Paolo is celebrated with optimism and hope for abundance in the coming year. People adorn colorful outfits to display this optimism. Time with family and close friends is also very important around this time of the year as it is in many other South and Central American countries.
If you would rather spend the holiday in a more tranquil environment than a town setting with 2 million other people, then you will be able to make reservations at a restaurant where the package deals are much like those you can find in the United States. Make a reservation at one of the exquisite hotels or restaurants and ensure good seating, a nice dinner, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Because the weather is so perfect, most of the festivities relating to New Years parties in Sao Paulo take place outside. You can join with the throngs of people on the Avenida Paulista or find a more intimate setting that suits your ideal evening. Either way, New Years Eve 2016 in Sao Paulo should be an unforgettable experience.
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