Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saint's day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer and Saint John festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. It's mainly celebrated on the following days of the Catholic feast of Saint Anthony, John the Baptist and Saint Peter.
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So now that you have the background information, Mac's school, Chapel, had its Festa Junina Saturday afternoon. This was our first Festa Junina, and it was an experience that started earlier in the week, when I had to buy Mac's caipira outfit. Caipira means something like a cross between cowboy and country bumpkin so Mac didn't have to draw too far down into his gene pool to pull this off. I've now learned that you can buy these outfits cheap at Wal-Mart, but I got rooked at the fancy kids' store for this awful plaid shirt that comes with patches that you sew onto jeans. At least they throw in an enormous straw hat for free because I guess they feel so bad about robbing you blind.
Mac as a caipira bullrider