Recife Festa Junina

Recife Festa Junina

Festa Junina was introduced to Northeastern Brazil by the Portuguese for whom St John's day (also celebrated as Midsummer Day in several European countries), on the 24th of June, is one of the oldest and most popular celebrations of the year. Differently from what happens on the European Midsummer Day. The festivities in Brazil do not take place during the summer solstice but during the tropical winter solstice. The festivities traditionally begin after the 12th of June, on the eve of St Anthony's day, and last until the 29th, which is Saint Peter's day. During these fifteen days, there are bonfires, fireworks, and folk dancing in the streets. Typical foods and beverages are served. It should be noted that, like during Carnival, these festivities involve costumes-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing, drinking, and visual spectacles (fireworks display and folk dancing). Like what happens on Midsummer and St John's Day in Europe, bonfires are a central part of these festivities in Brazil.


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Address: Prefeitura Municipal do Recife Pc República - Santo Antônio, Recife - PE

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Address: Av. Dantas Barreto - Santo Antônio Recife - PE, 50010-360
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Tia Dulce is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Recife Festa Junina and can be found at Rua do Sol, 487

Dom Supremo is a Buffet restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Recife Festa Junina and can be found at Rua Imperador Dom Pedro II, 354

Dom Pedro is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Recife Festa Junina and can be found at Rua do Imperador, 376

Duque Café is a Coffee House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Recife Festa Junina and can be found at Rua Duque de Caxias, 204


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