February 2 is celebrated as the feast day of Iemanjá by the followers of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion, particularly in the city of Salvador da Bahia. Iemanjá is the orixá of the ocean, fishermen, shipwrecks, and the moonlight, and is often depicted wearing blue and white. Her feast day coincides with that of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, Our Lady of the Navigators, a Roman Catholic depiction of the Virgin Mary said to guard Portuguese navigators traveling to and from the New World.

February 2 is celebrated as the feast day of Iemanjá by the followers of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion, particularly in the city of Salvador da Bahia. Iemanjá is the orixá of the ocean, fishermen, shipwrecks, and the moonlight, and is often depicted wearing blue and white. Her feast day coincides with that of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, Our Lady of the Navigators, a Roman Catholic depiction of the Virgin Mary said to guard Portuguese navigators traveling to and from the New World.

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    So, I’m celebrating this a day late.
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    ~And then in the New Year, they go and throw flowers in the ocean, offering them to Iemanjá.
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