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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - When June begins, the festive mood takes over the country. Although Festa Junina is a real phenomenon in Northeastern Brazil, the party has become a tradition in basically all parts of the country, including São Paulo's capital.

Considered as relevant as Carnival -- sometimes even bigger, especially in the countryside -- Festa Junina is a faithful representation of Brazil, marked by diverse cultural influences.

The religious aspect of Festa Junina -- which celebrates Saints Anthony, Peter and John -- is derived from the Portuguese colonization and correspoinding Catholic expansion in Brazil, while some . . .

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