The New Year is celebrated by paratienses in a very particular way. The New Year's Eve is considered the third largest event in the tourist calendar of the city, preceded only by the Paraty International Literary Festival - FLIP, and Carnival.
Hundreds of people dressed in white gather in the wonderful scenery of Praia do Pontal to dismiss the whole year in peace and harmony.
The reunion of people on the Praia do Pontal began in the late twentieth century. Several islands in the Bay of Paraty attractions to promote events to ensure passage of a year full of fun and surprises. Mútiples options are offered for those wishing to visit the city and spend an unforgettable New Year.
Spectacular fireworks light up the city at 12 o'clock in the evening. In the sand and sea, the devotees make offerings to Yemanyá, the queen of the waters. The new year arrives and creates a magical moment, unforgettable and exciting. One of the unforgettable moment of Paraty.