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Indulge into Brazil’s Colorful Sao Joao Festivities

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The São João Festival in June is commemorated throughout the state of Bahia, Brazil, with bonfires, fireworks, Forró music and square dancing as well as copious amounts of liquors and local delicacies.

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Indulge into Brazil’s Colorful Sao Joao Festivities

  1. 1. Ils3.com DiscoverSouthAmerica.travel DiscoverCentralAmerica.travel DiscoverBrazil.com Indulge into Brazil’s Colorful Sao Joao Festivities with the Discover.Travel Group’s Special Travel Packages in June In June, Northeastern Brazil celebrates Sao Joao with local food, enthusiastic folk dances and unique local traditions. The Discover.Travel Group Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, May 8th 2009 --- The Discover.Travel Group’s special Sao Joao travel packages give travelers the opportunity to have a travel experience with a unique insight into Northeast Brazilian culture and customs. The São João Festival in June is commemorated throughout the state of Bahia, Brazil, with bonfires, fireworks, Forró music and square dancing as well as copious amounts of liquors and local delicacies. The devotion to the three saints Saint Antonio, Saint Joao and Saint Pedro was introduced to Bahia by Portuguese Jesuit priests during the colonial period. These lively celebrations are still enjoyed today. A popular saying is that "Christmas is best celebrated at home and São João is best in the corral," in other words, best in the small villages and townships in the interior of the state, where thousands of people go to take advantage of the festivities. The Discover.Travel Group recommends Cachoeira in the so- called Reconcavo, at an hour`s drive from Bahia`s capital Salvador, or Lençois in the Chapada Diamantina, a national park famous for its scenic high plateaus and canyons and beautiful waterfalls and caves. In these towns, the São João Festival most traditionally celebrated with Forró music and 3-person bands called trios, typical of the Brazilian Northeast. Often here is also an open market where liquor and local fare are sold. Local groups present their “Quadrilha” Dance Shows which tell traditional stories in a
  2. 2. Ils3.com DiscoverSouthAmerica.travel DiscoverCentralAmerica.travel DiscoverBrazil.com comical way. The exciting "war of the swords" - a type of fireworks - attracts tourists to the São João festivals in Cruz das Almas and Senhor do Bonfim. Further North, up to the state of Maranhao and in its capital Sao Luis, the tradition of Bumba-meu-Boi adds further diversity to the celebrations. The Discover.Travel Group, with Specialized Travel Consultants based in Salvador in the center of where Sao Joao traditions are celebrated, gives insider tips and first class recommendations, making sure that travelers booking their travels to Brazil with this luxury online travel company don’t miss out but experience the best of the festivities. For further information on travel destinations, services, hotels and contact with a specialized travel consultant please visit the Discover.Travel Group’s websites www.Discover.Travel, www.DiscoverBrazil.com, www.DiscoverSouthAmerica.Travel and www.DiscoverCentralAmerica.Travel. Recent accomplishments by Intelligent Leisure Solutions and the Discover.Travel Group: • 2008 Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprises from the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), • World Travel Award 2008 for South America’s Leading Travel Management Company, • World Travel Award 2008 for Central America’s Leading Travel Agency, • Managing Partner Robert Phillips was elected ASTA Chapter President for Brazil. • Selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. • Authenticated by the Tralliance Corporation and the .Travel Registry. Contact: Email Address: ops@ils3.com Telephone Number: +1 888 457 3266 Fax Number: +55 71 3113 4203 www.Discover.Travel www.DiscoverBrazil.com www.DiscoverSouthAmerica.Travel www.DiscoverCentralAmerica.Travel