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roro Feb 10th, 2005 11:32 AM

Easter in Brazil or Argentina? Everything Closed?
I'm planning a trip to Buenos Aires, Rio & Buzios at the end of March/early April. Happens to fall on Easter... will everything be closed? Will the nightlife be dead? Which is the better locale to stay in during those days... BA, Rio or Buzios... I'm flexible as to which to hit first. We're in our 30s and want to maximize the fun factor! Thanks for all responses.

miguelgcuadra Feb 10th, 2005 11:51 AM

Most likely on Good Friday lots of stores and restaurants will be closed. Thursday and Friday are holidays all over Latin America. On Good Friday out of respect and traditions, some bars-discos will close and also some restaurants. For sure there will not be a single store open on Friday, but it is only one day...saturday morning everything comes back to normal.

roro Feb 15th, 2005 07:40 AM

thanks for the info... good to know. Is there anything that I should attend in Buenos Aires on those days, ie. an amazing procession or festival of sorts? And what about Easter Sunday... same situation with everything closed?

miguelgcuadra Feb 16th, 2005 10:50 AM

Find out which church has the more glamorous "Santo Entierro" procession, this type of procession is on Good friday at dawn.
Easter Sunday, is another big holiday and am sure stores will close, not so sure about restaurants. Am sure that at more touristic area, restaurants will be open.

AlanM1 Feb 23rd, 2005 05:10 AM

We spent last Easter in BA. Many of the shops were closed on Good Friday, but it really had no impact on seeing the sights and most of the restaurants were open. We had Easter dinner at a reataurant along the canal with all of the new development (apartments & restaurants, can't remember the name of it), and then went to San Telmo where almost all of the antique stores and restaurants were open. Had a great time, it is still pretty warm and sometimes very humid. Everyone was very casually dressed (nice casual, chinos, polo shirts) and you only needed a jacket at the most expensive/formal restaurants.

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