Brazil is very well known for their traditions. Brazil has many traditions going from sports, to dance, to their religion. Capoeira is where they are known for their martial arts, and it was a plan for self-defense. Back was to disguise the fighting as dancing, but now resembles as dancing. Brazil was so into soccer that it became a big national obsession. They also have other religious traditions like Catholicism and Candomble. Candomble traditions give Yemanja, the goddess, offering, and Boa Morte, also beautiful death, celebration happens in Salvador. and involves music and dance. Samba is music that's from the Bantu the people that arrived in Brazil from Angola. Fancy balls happen all throughout the city's upscale venues there known as "blocos." The most popular is called the Copacabana. In the streets, the Samba school parade happens, and cities also have visitors, watch all throughout the day until tomorrow morning. Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are very well known for their parades. The cities spend months practicing for their carnivals. Two weeks before the festival, bands will play throughout Rio's neighborhoods. Rio is a new year celebration, by evening people have gathered along the beaches also the bands to watch fireworks. In the Afro-Brazilian religion, they wear all white, light candles, and send boats off into the ocean for the goddess Yemenja offering her trinkets. Brazil is very well known for their traditions. Brazil traditions are important to bring everyone together also to celebrate their God and to show their music and their dances (Hill).