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Festa Junina or June Festival, also known as Festa de Sao Joao in Campo Grande neighborhood, a suburban area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. People celebrate rural life and feature typical clothing and food, celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist, the annual Brazilian celebrations historically related to European Midsummer that take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter. These festivities, which were introduced by the Portuguese during the colonial period (1500-1822), are celebrated nationwide but are particularly associated with Northeastern Brazil. The feast is mainly celebrated on the eves of the Catholic solemnities of Saint Anthony, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Peter.