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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Surrounded by over a thousand meter-high mountains in the North of Rio's State, the little village of Sana is the address where humans and nature are deeply connected to each...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Through Sunday, June 18th, the Lagoa hosts Arraiá Lagoa Bier Fest, an outdoor Festa Junina event that happens from 2PM to 10PM at Parque dos Patins (The Rollerblade's Park). The...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil the 'winter' month of June is the season of Festas Juninas (June Parties), some of the biggest and most traditional celebrations that take place all over the country....
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tonight, Thursday, December 1st, the Explorer Bar will celebrate its official opening night, bringing what promises to be a wonderful new addition to the nightlife scene in bohemian neighborhood, Santa...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Festivals throughout Rio de Janeiro will commemorate Dia Nacional do Forró (National Forró Day) today, Saturday, December 13th with City Hall sponsoring the main free celebration which will include...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Founded in 1585, João Pessoa in Paraíba state, is the third oldest city in Brazil and a top destination for a beach vacation located between Natal and Recife in the...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Anyone who attended the Festas Juninas that started last month is likely familiar with the sounds of forró, the popular music and dance style from the Northeast. A traditional folkloric genre, forró...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - June may be over, but the winter festival season starting with Festas Juninas (June Parties) has extended to Festas Julinhas (July Parties). That means more celebration of the traditional...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony (São...
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