Get festive with Brazilian bonanza

June 27, 2012 by  

This Saturday, June 30, the Festa Junina will be taking place at St. Francis of Assisi located at 1960 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Kentucky. This event will run from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

This is a traditional Brazilian Festival featuring traditional music, food, dancing, and grassroots sharing with all who attend. It is a family event with many activities for everyone, including small children.

Every June, Brazilians start this celebration with men arriving wearing straw hats and women wearing pigtails and red hats. Often, checkered dresses are painted upon their faces with freckles as a tribute to their Brazilian culture. Music called “Forro,” traditional music from the Northeast, will be played in keeping with traditional of this annual festival.

During the event, a square dance known as the Quadrilhan, will be performed by various regions, as every region has a different dance. Like any Brazilian festival, guests cannot miss the delicious foods, including the more traditional corn dishes such as canjica, and cuscuz, the latter of which is the most famous. The fireworks and pyrotechnic display of this festival is also an absolute must for guest, taking place at dusk. This is an outdoor event, so guests are reminded to dress appropriately and remember their sunscreen.

Admission to this festival is $5 per person and everyone is welcome. Flyer printing and poster printing may have been used to promote this event to the guest. For additional information, please visit the Festa Junino website or call Dulce Costa at 925-465-6178.

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