Sunday, December 5, 2010
Rio has been Baby Jesus-ed
My Zone is covered in baby Jesus-es. At first I thought wow, Rio de Janeiro has a lot of nativity sets! Good for them for being so festive. But really, I mean really, do they need to put them all out?
I don't quite know what's going on and neither do my Carioca contacts... aka my husband because I'm too lazy to ask anyone else or read today. Then again, I have you cyber world friends, don't I?
So I hear it's some sort of mission. The mission to offend someone. Oh wait, Brazilians aren't petty like that and don't get pissed off over someone else believing in something. Now there is a concept to consider during this holiday season.
Anyway, there are Nativity scenes all over Zona Sul, quite possibly the city. I wouldn't know because I've only been hanging in my zone lately.
They come in all shapes in sizes. We're talking metal, statues, colored, modern, "modern", and so on and so forth.
Does anyone know how or why this has come about? Is it a competition? Is it a faith thing? Is it like the painted cow statue phenomenon?
Who's got the story?