Festa Junina — a time to don your boots, flannel shirts, and hats!
Brasília’s chilly winter months call for warm bonfires, delicious food, and traditional dance! Throughout June and July, in celebration of the harvest season and religious tradition, Festa Junina pays tribute to Brazil and its rural origins. One of the most popular and traditional festivities in Brazil, Festa Junina attracts people with country-style cuisine, music, dance, and games.
On June 9, School of the Nations held its annual Festa Junina. More than 2,000 people, including students, families, alumni, and school-staff attended. On the soccer field, booths were set up to serve traditional food such as corn on the cob, barbecue, and delicious, country-style desserts and snacks. Guests enjoyed an incredible menu of food and an array of games, such as fishing and the ring toss.
The highlights of the festival were students’ traditional dances known as quadrilhas. Students in each Grade in Early Childhood and Elementary presented their specially choreographed dances.
And the music? Three country-folk musicians played live for the entire event. The band featured a delightful playlist that included, of course, sertanejo and forró. What a memorable Festa Junina!