In June, the festivals of Santo Antônio (13th), São João (24th) and São Pedro (29th) celebrate Brazil’s regional identity. Especially in the northeast, where the fiestas full of forrós, quadrilles, bonfires and typical dishes are among the most traditional, authentic and grandiose in the country. In 2022, there’s one more reason to celebrate: the return of face-to-face events, which have been crippled by the pandemic for the past two years. Check out the schedule and dates of the biggest festivities in the Northeast below:
Bumba-Meu-Boi in Sao Luis do Maranhao
Costumes full of brightness, vibrant colors, the sound of the rattle, zabumba, Baixada and Costa de Mão mark the June festivities in Sao Luisuppercase letter maranhao† The event is a tradition in several cities between the north and northeast of Brazil, but it is in the Maranhão region that it finds its most loyal supporters. O Auto do Boi, the folktale that gave rise to the festivities, follows the story of Catirina, a pregnant cabocla who feels the urge to eat an ox’s tongue. However, the animal in question was the favorite of the farm owner, who vows revenge when the ox is killed by Catirina’s husband.
In 2022, the Sao Joao do Maranhao starts on May 27 with the parade and ends on July 31. According to the government of Maranhão, there will be more than 800 attractions, located in villages in the metropolitan region of São Luís and inland. In this way, spaces such as the Nauro Machado Square† ipem† Ranger’s Park† cohama† Ceprama† Vila Palmeira† mother god† Workers City† Maiobão† Saint Anthony† Lagoa is Jansen e Monastery of Mercês receives the schedule.
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Sao Joaoo de Campina Grande in Paraiba
The June festivities of Campina Grandea city 135 kilometers away Joao Pessoa, are washed down with lots of forró, typical dishes and quadrilles. The event, which started in 1983, is considered the “Largest São João in the world”, with concerts by major national artists, quadrilha competitions and presentations by forró trios from the region.
As usual, the event is completely free and will take place on People’s Park, space of 42 thousand square meters located in the center of the city. Equipped with bars, restaurants and stalls, the place is split between the main stage, the pyramid (where the gangs take place) and the Forró Islands, for those who can’t resist a grind.
There is also the scenographic city, which reproduces the main postcards of Campina Grande, such as the Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. In the current edition, names like Elba Ramalho, Juliette, Alok, Gusttavo Lima, Wesley Safadão, Léo Santana and Xand Avião will rock the festivities between June 10 and July 10.
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Sao Joao de Caruaru in Pernambuco
caruarucity 130 km from Recifehas competed with Campina Grande for the rank of “Greater Saint John in the World”. Disputes aside, the June festivities in rural Pernambuco are characterized by five bands, quadrilles gathering more than 4,000 people, sudden dances and gigantic meals. For example, dishes such as couscous, tripe, pé-de-moleque, tapioca and cornbread get a superlative degree.
The main activities of Sao Joao de Caruaru happen in Patio de Eventos Luiz Gonzagain which the Forró Museumsto do barro and from Caroá factory† This year, between June 4 and July 2, the party will have 24 centers spread across the city. Claudia Leitte, Alceu Valença, Xand Avião, Maiara and Maraísa, Zé Neto and Cristiano, Alok, Elba Ramalho and Simone and Simaria are some of the confirmed attractions.
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Sao Joao de Salvador da Bahia
During the months of June and July, the squares, alleys and squares of Salvador they are captivated by the flags, balloons and the traditional dances of the June festivals. The celebrations mainly take place in the pillorylocated in the historic center of the city, and in the paripe, where the June Gangs State Championship will take place from June 16 to 19. The official program of São João de Salvador starts on June 23 and ends on July 2.
The celebrations also spread throughout the interior of the Bahiawith events in the cities of bitter† Saint Anthony of Jesus† Ibiza† Cross of Souls† Waterfall† Camacaric† Senhor do Bonfim e Conceicao da Feira† New in 2022 are the activities in the Bahia Exhibition Park, with shows by Geraldo Azevedo, Wesley Safadão, Elba Ramalho, Bell Marques and João Gomes. More information on the website of the Chief Inspector for the Promotion of Tourism (Bahiatursa).
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Mossoró Cidade Junina in Rio Grande do Norte
The biggest June party great northern river Is being detained Mossoró280 km from Natal† In 2022, São João will kick off on June 4 with “Pingo do Mei Dia”, a traditional festival that attracts thousands of people along the Cultural Corridor, on Avenida Rio Branco.
The “Chuva de Balas no País de Mossoró” is a show that presents an important episode in the history of the city, when the inhabitants expelled Lampião and his gang from those countries in 1927. The theatrical presentation features a cast of 70 people, including actors, actresses and dancers. Like previous editions, this one takes place in the Saint Vincent Chapel in the days June 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23 and 24, always at 9 pm. View the full program here.
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