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Celebrate Yemanjá, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Celebrate Yemanjá, Punta del Este, Uruguay
On February 2, residents of eastern South America celebrate Yemanjá, the African goddess of the sea. By late afternoon Punta’s beaches are crammed with thousands of worshippers dressed in white and blue. Some burn candles in the sand as others wade into the water with offerings of miniature boats filled with food, money, and sculptures of the goddess. —Michael Luongo

This appeared in the January/February 2011 issue.
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