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Saint John's Party (Festa Junina)
Transcript of Saint John's Party (Festa Junina)
Saint John´s celebration in Brazil
To climb up the slippery pole / Go bonfire jumping / play bingo /go square dancing/ ring toys
There is also the Jail and the charming mail
SAINT JOHN´S PARTY
Portuguese St. John's Day, brought to Brazil during colonial times, has become a popular event that is celebrated during a period that starts one week before St. Anthony's Day (June 12) and ends after St. Peter's Day (June 29). This nationwide festival is called "Festa Junina" (June Festival), or São João and takes place during midwinter in most of the country. The Northeastern region of Brazil concentrates the most elaborated parties, more specifically in the cities of Caruaru-Pernambuco, Campina Grande-Paraiba, Salvador-Bahia and in smaller cities like Cruz das Almas, Senhor do Bonfim, Ibicui, Jequie and Ilheus also in Bahia. In Campina Grande and Caruaru, the festivities are approximately 30 days long. In the evening on June 23, Catholics all over Brazil light a big fire, symbolizing a Catholic tale: During a conversation, John's mother, Elizabeth, agreed to light a big fire to notify her cousin Mary (mother of Jesus) that she had given birth, that she might get post-partum assistance from her cousin.
WHAT DO PEOPLE DO?
THE PARTY HAPPENS AT A PLACE CALLED "ARRAIAL", WHICH IS AN AREA WITH MANY DIFFERENT BOOTHS OR STANDS WHERE PEOPLE PLAY AND EAT DELICIOUS FOODS.
Go square dancing
There is a typical wedding ceremony.
Straw hat / checked shirts / jeans / country chintz dress / patched clothes / pig tails / braids / Men have a beard and a moustache / goatee painted on their faces
WHAT DO PEOPLE WEAR?
GOATEE AND MOUSTACHE
hot air ballons
Saint john´s pole attached with ribbons
flags ( they represent the saints)
WHAT DO PEOPLE EAT?
THERE ARE MANY DELICIOUS KINDS OF FOODS
maze kernel cooked in milk
sweet potato candy
CORN ON THE COB
there are other foods too
Brazilian egg custard
WHAT DO PEOPLE DRINK?
HOT GINGER PUNCH
PLAY AND DANCE
TOYS AND FISHING
CREATED BY GIL/SIL
popcorn and punch