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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Second only to Carnival in the number of spectators and participants, the Festas Juninas (June Festivals) throughout Brazil gather hundreds of thousands to celebrate Brazilian folklore and popular culture. Named after Catholic saint, São João, the most popular celebrations are found in the Northeastern part of the country.

Dubbed as one of the two ‘largest São Jõao in the world’ the celebration in the small town of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?