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Festa Junina Or June Festival , Also Known As Festa De Sao Joao In Campo Grande ...

Festa Junina Or June Festival , Also Known As Festa De Sao Joao In Campo Grande  ...

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Description: Festa Junina or June Festival , also known as Festa de Sao Joao in Campo Grande neighborhood , a suburban area of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . Illegal activity of releasing paper ballons is usual during these festivities . Celebrating the nativity of St . John the Baptist , the annual Brazilian celebrations historically related to European Midsummer that take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter . These festivities , which were introduced by the Portuguese during the colonial period ( 1500 1822 ) , are celebrated nationwide but are particularly associated with Northeastern Brazil . The feast is mainly celebrated on the eves of the Catholic solemnities of Saint Anthony , Saint John the Baptist , and Saint Peter .

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