July’s Northeastern Celebrations

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - July is a winter month in Brazil, and that means it is time for “Festas Juninas” (June Parties); traditional parties that take place any time between June and August. The tradition remains at its strongest in the Northeast of the country, but such parties are growing increasingly popular in Rio, where forró music is widely played and where the food and dress play an extremely important role.

The most “northeastern” spot in Rio . . .

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