By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar.

The ‘winter’ in Rio isn’t exactly cold by European or American standards, but June sits right in the middle of the Brazilian winter and it is the time when people celebrate Festas Juninas (June Festivities) in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here