VIVA BRASIL STL, a nonprofit organization 501 (C-3), is hosting its largest fundraising activity – 4th Annual “Festa Junina”, a Brazilian Folk Festival famous for regional music, square dancing, country costumes, carnival games and good eats for the whole family. It is a unique opportunity to experience Brazilian culture and taste typical food and drinks that cannot be found anywhere else.
Festa Junina dates back to Portuguese colonization commemorates Saint Anthony, Saint John, and Saint Peter and markets the end of summer and beginning of the harvest.
After Carnival, Festa Junina is the second most popular celebration in Brazilian culture
Quadrilha folk dances are a vital component of Fest Junina. The dances include up to 30, colorfully dressed performers. Inspiration for these dances is taken from the 17th century French quadrilles, a type of traditional square dance, while the Brazilian adaptations are more complex.
Entrance Fee: $5.00 (individual) or $15.00 (family of 5)