Festa Junina (Brazil)

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Date(s) - 23/06/2020
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

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FESTA JUNINA – PROGRAM

Festas Juninas (June Festivals), also known as festas de São João for their part in celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24), are the annual Brazilian celebrations adapted from European Midsummer that take place in the southern midwinter. These festivities, which were introduced by the Portuguese during the colonial period (1500-1822), are celebrated during the month of June nationwide. The festival is mainly celebrated on the eves of the Catholic solemnities of Saint Anthony, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Peter.

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