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Catching Festas Juninas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - June has traditionally been a time of celebration across Brazil with annual Festas Juninas marking the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest. Although the arrival of the World Cup in Brazil has altered the schedule for many, plenty of events are still taking place over the next few months to mark this historic tradition.

Festas Juninas were originally inherited from European celebrations of the . . .

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