Valentine’s Day may have been and gone, but here in Rio the residents are flexing their romantic muscles in preparation for the Brazilian version – Dia dos Namorados (Lovers’ Day).
Heart-themed displays can be seen in shop fronts across the city, as romantic types
mpress that special someone on June 12th, the most romantic day of the year for Brazilians.
If you’re planning to be in Rio on the day itself, be prepared for restaurants to be booked up, and it’s well worth making a reservation in advance if you want to dine at the city’s more romantic spots. Dia dos Namorados falls on a Sunday this year, so expect parks and beaches to be full of loved-up couples celebrating their romantic union. Couples in Rio for a romantic break may well want to get into the spirit of things and enjoy a second Valentine’s Day, while dedicated singletons may well find the whole thing a little too sickly sweet. Of course, anyone looking for a little romance in Rio may well find that the day works to their advantage, with not-so-happily single locals likely to be on the lookout for love on this most romantic of days.