Celebrated in Brazil since at least the seventeenth century, the Festa Juninas are the second largest celebration held by Brazilians, behind only Carnival. According to historians, the feast has its origin in the worship of the pagan gods, but it has been influenced by Catholicism and today there is a strong association with Catholic saints such as St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter
Food: With the popularization of the June festivals in Brazil, the diffusion of the elements connected to the party became more and more common. Typical foods are an example of this. In all regions, the product used to prepare the party goodies is basically the same: corn. Popcorn, canjica, pamonha, corn cake and curau are some of the delicacies served.