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Colors of Natal - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

If you are going to visit Natal, you should not forget that jeitinho brasileiro is typical for local residents. It is translated as "the Brazilian manner of behavior." And the citizens say "manner" somewhat pejoratively in this case. It is difficult to understand jeitinho brasileiro for tourists, even if they communicate with Brazilians for a long time. This behavior is understood only by real Brazilians. But the behavior of the citizens surprises the tourists. For example, everyone lives under the unspoken rule " Why do I need to do something today that can be postponed until tomorrow?» here. It is worth noting that this rule does not apply to small not particularly important everyday matters. Procrastination reaches such scales that even the TV programs never start on time here. It is also worth noting the failure of all work deadlines by both individuals and officials. Trains and buses don't arrive on time. The doctor in the clinic or the cashier in the store will not come exactly at the beginning of working hours. Everyone is always late everywhere. However, no one considers this a big drawback. Postponing an important task for a long time so that everything will be resolved and human doesn't have to do anything else is the Ideal model of behavior for a Brazilian.
Natal is a popular holiday resort. Families with kids and teenagers will feel comfortable here. If you decide to go here with a small child, it will be better to look for hotels with … Open
A sense of humor and the ability to get out of any situation with minimal costs is honored here. Such features of the Brazilian mentality are responsible for the high level of corruption. Monetary "gratitude" to the right person is the easiest way out of the situation for many citizens. Few people make plans for the future on the coast, where there is no severe cold and the sun shines three hundred days a year. Citizens prefer to enjoy life today. You will hardly find workaholics here. You should be extremely careful when negotiating any services. If you hear the word "manyana", then know that the interlocutor will certainly do everything that was discussed. Only he will do it tomorrow. And tomorrow never comes as we know.
There are many travelers in Natal. So, almost everyone who is somehow connected with the tourism sector knows English quite well. But in general, you should not expect to be able to talk to every person you meet. Brazilians easily start a casual conversation during a trip in transport or in the queue at the Bank. But the locals speak Spanish. Not everyone speaks English at a decent level here. Note that you should only answer "Tudo" the question "Tudo Bem?", even if everything is not good at all. This is a tribute to tradition. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Cooking traditions of Africans, Portuguese, French, and Indians are intertwined in the cuisine of Natal. There are three major pizzerias with fixed prices in the city. These are Bella Natal, … Open
It is not accepted to solve conflicts by force here. Even if the atmosphere is heating up, the Brazilian will look for a way to get out of the situation in peace until the last moment. But Nathan is not the best place to walk the dark streets alone or to carry large amounts of money in your back pocket. There are a lot of pickpockets here. Tourists should not go to some poor neighborhoods after sunset. Local men often say compliments about the appearance of the girl they like. But they almost never try to get acquainted. This is not very decent behavior here.
You shouldn't be surprised by a local in flip-flops in a Bank or restaurant. It's quite normal to walk in beach shoes all over the city here. If a local resident invites you to visit, then be ready for the fact that there is no wallpaper and carpets in his house. This is not a sign of poverty. Just such an interior design is accepted here. But even those persons who earn little have their own housekeeper in Natal. Also, do not be surprised to find two or even three bathrooms in the home of a Brazilian. Citizens do not understand how Europeans and Americans can live comfortably in a house with one toilet.
One of the distinctive features of Natal is its unique atmosphere of colonial times. The city has preserved many historic buildings belonging to different periods. The starting point of many … Open
The Forro com Turista party takes place in the Centro do Tourism every week on Thursday. You can also get this party on Tuesdays in January. You will learn how to dance forro dance which is popular in the North-East of Brazil at this party. Natal is transfigured on Christmas Eve. Almost 70% of the residents are Catholic. All Christian holidays are celebrated on a large scale here. Christmas diorama nacimientos appear in the homes of citizens on Christmas Eve. According to local legends, El Nico brings gifts to children. He is more likely to be identified with Jesus than with Saint Nicholas. The Carnival takes place in the city in February. Semana-Santa pre-holiday week is celebrated by large-scale festivities on the Easter Eve.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Natal and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Natal
♥   Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Natal, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Antiga Catedral Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Natal, 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Natal
♥   Castle 'Castelo do Lua Cheia Hostel' , 8.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Brazil

Unfortunately, despite all the positive traits, discrimination based on skin color is still a frequent phenomenon. Lower classes usually consist of cleaners, drivers, and other similar servicemen who may be treated with disrespect by representatives of middle and upper classes. Women are often subjected to discrimination on the basis of gender and appearance, despite the prohibition of these kinds of discrimination in the 1988 Constitution. Women living in urban areas have open access to opportunities in education and careers. However, the patriarchal way of life is gradually changing. But in poorer areas, women still have limited access to education and career opportunities, working mainly in low-paid spheres with low qualifications. Afro-Brazilian women are particularly marginalized, many of them work as housemaids or prostitutes. In Brazil, education between the ages of 6 and 14 is compulsory. However, children outside the urban areas sometimes do not have access to further education. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Natal

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Natal. Learn the best periods to visit Natal to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Natal.
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