A Brazilian Typical festivities, celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist, is the annual celebrations in the beginning of the Brazilian winter. In some capitals, this party is called Junina Party when some places celebrate in June and Julina when celebrates in July or São João festivities ( Festa de São João in Portuguese).

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São João festivities are extremely popular in all urban areas and among all social classes. In the Northeast, they are as popular as Carnival. These festivities involve costume wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing, drinking, and visual spectacles (fireworks display and folk dancing).

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Two northeast towns in particular have compete with each other for the title of “Biggest São João Festival”  namely Caruaru in Pernambuco state and Campina Grande in Paraíba state. Both in the northeast.

In the northeast the winter days are about 70°F or 20°C but usually is 86°F or 30°C. Can you imagine in the summer?

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On this party have a lot of types of typical foods and drinks like:

 

Quentão

Hot Drink, a mix of cachaça (distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice), ginger, sugar and mulling spices like Clove and Cinnamon.

Vinho Quente

Hot Wine, with a mix of a chopped apple, pineapple and mulling spices like Clove and Cinnamon.

Hot Wine, with a mix of a chopped apple, pineapple and mulling spices like Clove and Cinnamon.

Bolo de fubá

Creamy cornmeal cake

Creamy cornmeal cake

Curau de milho

Corn pudding, expressed juice of unripe maize, cooked with milk and sugar

Corn pudding, expressed juice of unripe maize, cooked with milk and sugar

Paçoca

Candy made out of ground peanuts, cassava flour and sugar

Candy made out of ground peanuts, cassava flour and sugar

Pè de Moleque

Literally "boy's foot" in Portuguese, made of peanuts and jaggery or molasses.

Literally “boy’s foot” in Portuguese, made of peanuts and jaggery or molasses.

There are more kind of food , but just going to try everything.

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