The colonial town of Paraty gets all dessed up with flowers and lights to commemorate the opoening of Christmas, a very special celebration for the people of Paraty, but also to receive with joy and warmth the tourists that come to enjoy their holidays at Paraty.
The Paraty Christmas it's an invitation to a real party, the joy, the brotherhood, without loosing the spirit of universal peace and love.
A tipical event of the Christmas opening it's the Folia de Reis - Three Wise Men celebration.
In Paraty, Folia de Reis begins in December, the feast day of Our Lady of Conception and ends in mid January. During this period, groups of musicians and singers of traditional music come together in places previously agreed to recite Bible verses.
Following the presentations, serving dishes such as radishes, wine, sweet and salty.The last house visited every night, is common to have a iranda dance (a dance typical of Paraty). Unlike Folia do Divino, occurring at any time, the Folia de Reis only occurs during the night until dawn.