Main Cultures People Poconeano
Learn a little of our culture and faith of Pantaneiro
Traditional Dance and Folk Poconé.We do not know where it came from, who introduced here.It is a dance that has indiginas roots, the form of presentation that reveals the customs of the Indians, enriched by Spanish settlers who arrived here.Participants are only masked men, wearing hats with feathers, mirrors and other ornaments, playing function ladies and heartthrobs.They consist of twelve pairs and three goals (three heartthrobs in front of the masked group carrying the mast).Today is presented in the festive days of the city and also at state fairs and national.
One of the biggest cultural events in the state of Mato Grosso, the Cavalhada Poconé takes place every year in the first weeks of June, during the festivities allusive to the glorious St. Benedict. The event is held in the official track, located in the upper part of the city, the club Pink City, which during the event becomes a major battleground between Moors and Cristões knights to preserve the continuity of a tradition that takes place several years ago and practiced since the origin of Poconé.
Feast of the Glorious Saint Benedict
The feast of St. Benedict is held in June, where the poconeano people provide their praise of the patron saint (Saint Blessed), asking blessing to homes and thanking God for the benefits that pantaneiro people have achieved through the generations, which saves live the legend, customs, beliefs, superstitions, culture and history of this people, which has an eternal love for his homeland.
Feast of the Holy Spirit Divine
Devotion to the Divine Holy Spirit in Brazil, has Lusitanian roots and was implanted in Brazilian soil by settlers.Pocone is one of the few Brazilian cities that can boast of maintaining this tradition.The Divine party holy spirit is characterized by novena that precedes the celebration, and the duration of one week before the party, which is filled with a lot of noise, with fireworks show, festive dawn, popular shows, singing, flag home visits poconeanas of families, which is considered a confraternity of blessing, above all, devotion and faith.