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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
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...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil the 'winter' month of June is the season of Festas Juninas (June Parties), some of the biggest and most traditional celebrations that take place all over the country....
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 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 Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) has found at least ten politicians and business figures guilty of setting up the cash-for-votes mensalão scheme, the biggest and most drawn-out scandal in the...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is no denying that Brazil is a country where celebration and religious customs form part of the fabric of daily life. The fact that Brazil has more public holidays...
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...
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