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Wednesday, 12 April 2006

+ lembrança do senhor do bonfim da bahia +


Since early November I’ve been wearing one of the above wristbands (in green and yellow), which was a present from Brazil. It says “lembran�a do senhor do bonfim da bahia”, which means “Souvenir of Our Lord of a Good End of Bahia”. Senhor do Bonfim is apparently one of the names used for Jesus. Bahia is a region in Brazil.

Anyway, the idea is that you tie three knots when you put the band on, and for each knot you make a wish. Then you wait for it to fall off, you throw it in the sea, and your wishes are granted! As I said, I’ve had mine on since November, just waiting for it to fall off; when it was given to me, I was told that they stay on for up to a year. Mine’s fading already, and a bit tatty in places (I think it’s because I wash so regularly). It’s getting pretty annoying, though.

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