By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is no denying that Brazil is a country where celebration and religious customs form part of the fabric of daily life. The fact that Brazil has more public holidays than most other nations in the world puts paid to this and although a rainy winter may be upon us, the festive spirit has by no means been dampened.

Last weekend marked the beginning of the Festa Junina, a celebration during the winter months . . .

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