By Pedro Ferreira,
On September 8, one could smell Brazilian churrasco from the gates of the Mable House Amphitheater. Inside, masses wearing green and yellow celebrated the third year of the Atlanta Brazilian Day Festival. This year it had the biggest attendance yet.
Brazilian Day Festival was a day of family fun. Attendees enjoyed many cultural presentations at the main stage- including live music, dancing and skits. Along the amphitheater there were various booths displaying local businesses .There were also food stands serving Brazilian goodies such as Acarajé and Brigadeiro. Kids could get their face painted or jump around in the moon bounce.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce booth was one of the busiest. The chamber provided practical information about business in Brazil and in the Southeastern United States. It was also the place where attendees could sign up for the Delta-sponsored drawing of 2 plane tickets to Latin America.
Left to right: Doni Ferreira, BACC-SE Operations; Fabiana Di Pietro Xavier, BACC-SE Executive Director; Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Brazil Consul-General in Atlanta.