Country Party - Brazilian June Feast called Festa Junina

Crissy's Crafts M By Crissy's Crafts M  in Country Party

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Whoever has traveled to Brazil during the month of June, has already found out that Brazilians celebrate the month with parties that can be even bigger than Carnaval in some cities. Those parties are called Festas Juninas and they celebrate saints Anthony, John and Peter with lots of traditional foods, drinks and a theatrical dance inherited from the French called quadrilha (a type of square dance).
The Celebrations are very colorful, the decor are made of paper lanterns and colorful banners.Men dress up as farm boys with large straw hats and women wear pigtails, freckles, painted gap teeth and red-checkered dresses, all in a loving tribute to the origins of Brazilian country music. Like during Carnival, these festivities involve costume-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing and fun games for the children.
Since I had my children, I always try to bring in the Brazilian culture into their lives. It is important to me to have the Brazilian culture alive and plus I LOVE parties!! :)
So when I found out some of my family members from Brazil were coming to visit us and also was going to be my Uncle's Birthday, I knew I had to celebrate by doing a Festa Junina!
http://crissyscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/brazilian-feast-festa-junina.html

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4 comments

  • Sandra G

    Sandra G wrote:

    Looks great!

  • Sandra G

    Sandra G wrote:

    very cute- this would be great for our camping parties also.

  • Jen C

    Jen C wrote:

    These are SOOOOOOOOO Cute! How did you make them?

  • Crissy's Crafts M

    Crissy's Crafts M wrote:

    very easy! got to http://crissyscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/bonfire-cupcake.html for the tutorial!! Glad you like it!

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