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Festa Junina – Brazilian Music, Food and Dance

By ugc on June 24, 2011 in

Festa Junina, or Festa Sao Joa.o will be celebrated in our cosy space at 41 Belmore Street, Surry Hills, on Saturday June 25 from 3pm until 8pm.

Festa Junina is an annual Brazilian festival introduced by the Portuguese and celebrated mostly notably in the Northeast of Brazil around the time of the corn harvest. It is a time for the people to give thanks to St John, St Anthony and St Peter for the rain that enables agriculture in this dry arid area.

There will be lots of traditional Festa Junina foods available for sale if you’d like to try, both savoury and sweet like Canjica, Quentao and Milho Asado.

And of course there will also be plenty of Forro music and dance. We will be having a small introduction to Forro dancing from 4pm. If you want to learn a new dance come along for the lesson and you can have plenty of practice after!

Oh, and don’t forget, it is tradition that you dress up as if you’ve just stepped out of the countryside for Festa Juina! So bring your straw hat and best checkered shirt along so we can celebrate the rains and corn harvest in style!

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