I talk about the allure of the Portuguese Santos Populares and the Brazilian Festa Junina in this post. But what to do if you can’t travel there to experience these fun gatherings? Try the next best thing: organise your own themed party or find one organised by the local immigrant community.
If you live in London and you’re Portuguese or Brazilian and miss home, or just plain curious and like a party, here’s a list of events Portuguese and Brazilian events happening in London this summer.
A Portuguese Love Affair has an outdoor BBQ throughout the summer and has a Festa Populares party on 16 June, with a DJ playing Electro tunes (not folk music, if that’s what you’re after)
Peterborough has a big Portuguese community and will be hosting big festival on 7 and 8 July. Find more details on the event website
If you know of any more events, let us know so we can add to the list.
Have fun! If you attend any of these, drop us a comment below or share photos and a review on our Facebook page @MotherTongueNotes