Welcome to the third edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag)! Following the success of our first two editions, in April and July, it is great to be back promoting the very best of contemporary Brazil. Our latest edition is full of interesting information to help close out the year in the most authentic Brazilian style: in party mode!
And Brazil deserves nothing less than a party after a busy year in which the country stole the limelight in spectacular fashion. Uniting millions of tourists and viewers from around the globe, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were a unanimous success in the eyes of the international media and will go down in history as one of the most significant and memorable. The jubilance, the colour, the spirit, the drive to overcome obstacles and come out on top, the pride of the green and yellow, will all undoubtedly inspire future generations and help contribute to Brazil’s prosperous future.
As well as a great round up of the Olympics and Paralympics, this edition also features a special report about the end-of-year party culture in Brazil with some of its curious customs, rituals and quirky traditions. There’s also a fascinating article written by an expert from the LGBT community, as well as pieces on tourism, music, gastronomy, Brazilian curiosities and much more!
The big news we have is the launch of BBMag’s online Directory of Brazilian Products and Services in the UK at bbmag.co.uk. No matter what you’re looking for, from travel agencies to bars and restaurants, to immigration services, beauty salons, transport options, printers, photographers or courses, our list will help you in your time of need. We take care to constantly update and validate the information to provide you with a reliable source of suppliers. Don’t forget to follow BBMag on social media where we not only publish new editorial content, but also profile our advertisers, partners and supporters who provide Brazilian services in the United Kingdom or serve the Brazilian community and friends of Brazil.
It is with this spirit, this Brazilian-ness and our “bossa” that we thank you for your ongoing support during this first year together and wish you, our reader, a happy year’s end full of festive celebration.
Glauco Chris Fuzinatto