“Festa Junina” is the name used for a traditional and widely popular Brazilian harvest festival. It happens at the beginning of Brazilian Winter being celebrated all over the country in the months of June and July. The festivities were introduced by the Portuguese during the colonial period in Brazil to feature rural life, typical clothing, food, dance, particularly the “quadrilha”
(similar to square dancing) and to be grateful to the patron saints São João, São Pedro and Santo Antônio. In some parts of Brazil, this festival can be as popular as the Carnival.
For our Festa Junina in Chicago, we plan to bring this important cultural representation to Brazilian families in Chicago and to anybody interested in Brazil. Chicago has a growing Brazilian population.
The event will include activities for different ages, including “quadrilla” and other typical dances; live music; DJ music; booths with typical games, food and beverages; face painting; group games for children and adults; a “Casamento na Roça” (Brazilian country wedding).
Come visit us and enjoy traditional Brazilian Food
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