It’s been a while since I posted a #JoeyWorldProject entry and I’m so happy to finally have one from #Brazil! 🇧🇷 Thank you Maria for sending this adorable miniature #FestaJunina dress all the way from #RiodeJaneiro. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see this sort of a dress from Brazil. It sort of reminded me of a dress a farmer girl from the musical Oklahoma! would wear. 👩🏻🌾 This dress is actually worn at the Festa Junina which is a Brazilian festival that marks the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest. Visitors celebrate from mid-June until late August, dress up like farmers, enjoy bonfires and dance the #quadrilha. Quadrilha folk dances can involve up to 30 colorfully dressed performers! The dance was inspired by the 17th century French quadrilles, a type of traditional square dance but the Brazilian version is far more theatrical. I want to see it in person! Typically women wear their hair in pigtails, wear checkered dresses and paint freckles on their faces. I photoshopped blush and freckles on Joey’s face to complete the look and now she looks like a doll! Thank you again Maria for gifting us this beautiful piece of Brazilian culture and for teaching our family another unique part of Brazil’s traditions. O Brasil é lindo maravilhoso!