FRAMINGHAM – Thousands of people attended the annual Junina Festival at St. Tarcisius Church in Framingham last night, June 9.
The Brazilian festival is always held in June, and celebrates the saints of Anthony, Peter, and John the Baptist.
In Brazil, the festival is traditionally celebrated by rural farmers, known as caipiras. Thus, why at the festivals in Brazil and in the U.S. some men dress up as farmers with large straw hats and women wear pigtails and square dance-type costumes. St. Tarcisius Pastor Volmar Scaravelli was spotted in the crowd wearing a straw hat.
Here in Framingham, the festival is one of the largest held in the City.
The event is a fundraiser for the Catholic Church on Route 135.
The festival features carnival games and bouncy houses for families, as well as lots of food and music.
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