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Tag: Festas Juninas

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the month of June in Brazil Festas Juninas are held throughout the country, with Rio de Janeiro being no exception. The holidays are typically celebrated with parties featuring...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - June has traditionally been a time of celebration across Brazil with annual Festas Juninas marking the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest. Although the arrival...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, June 7th and Sunday 8th, the Babilonia Feira Hype returns to Leblon’s Clube Monte Líbano. The popular monthly Rio fair also known as BFH, began in Rio...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Anyone who attended the Festas Juninas that started last month is likely familiar with the sounds of forró, the popular music and dance style from the Northeast. A traditional folkloric genre, forró...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - June may be over, but the winter festival season starting with Festas Juninas (June Parties) has extended to Festas Julinhas (July Parties). That means more celebration of the traditional...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) arriving on July 23rd, some of Rio's fantastic religious architecture will be must-sees for many visitors. Neighborhoods like Centro and Penha offer a...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The June holidays known as Festas Juninas have arrived, originally a European pagan celebration of summer solstice, today it is celebrated in the name of three Catholic solemnities: Saint Anthony (São...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Winter has arrived in Rio along with cooler temperatures, but Cariocas are not known for a lack of celebrating, and with the Festas Juninas (June's Festivals) here there is plenty...

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