Celebrating the 2017 Festas Juninas in Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, one can find many options to experience Festa Junina with the locals, from the trendiest modern versions to the most traditional ones.

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. In Rio de Janeiro, one can find many options to experience Festa Junina with the locals, from the trendiest modern versions to the most traditional ones.

In principal, the originally European festivity was a celebration to the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest, alluding to the peasant's lifestyle. The celebration is known for . . .

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