Senhor do Bonfim Ribbons

Wrap the ribbon around the wrist, and make 3 knots and think of 3 wishes. Once the Senhor do Bonfim ribbon falls off the wrist on its own, according to the common belief the 3 wishes will come true. Good luck!

  • Brazilian Ribbon
  • Pareo
  • Multicolored
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Navy
  • White
  • Purple
  • Red
For each color, a signification and a divinity (Orixas) of the Candomblé (the Afro-Brazilian religion founded by the slaves).

Blue - Iemanja, goddess of the sea - Love

Rose - Oba, the god of the winds - Friendship

Yellow - Oxum, goddess of beauty - Success

Green - Oxóssi, god of animals and food - Health

Orange - Inhasa, goddess of wind and fire - Happiness

Violet - Nana Buruku, the wife of Oxala - Spirituality

Red - Exu, the god of ways - Passion

White - Oxala, the oldest god who gave life to men - Peace

Tradition: Attach the bracelet to the wrist by making 3 knots. At each node a vow. When the bracelet breaks, the wishes will be exalted ...
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History of Brazilian Wish Bracelets

Senhor do Bonfim ribbons were used in the past in the Brazilian state of Bahia as necklaces together with medallions of holy images in order to bring good luck and prosperity. They were also used to decorate church gates for the same reason.

The tradition remained until today

however the ribbons or “fitas” as Brazilians call them are wrapped around the wrist. So how to bring happiness? Simply wrap the ribbon around your wrist and think of 3 wishes while making 3 knots. Once the Senhor do Bonfim ribbon falls off on its own it is believed that the 3 wishes will come true. Today people all around the world may celebrate the Brazilian tradition and we make it easily accessible also for you! Now the Senhor do Bonfim ribbons may be also used as good luck charms around the ankle, on hats, as a part of home decor and even on backpacks or bags. So why not to to keep your dreams alive? Available in many colors!
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