Friday Night with Friends

Viernes Noche con amigos en la Feria de San Cristóbal con la estátua de Luiz Gonzaga.

Last Friday we visited the Feira de São Cristóvão. This fair introduced us to several cultural aspects of northeastern Brazil that are very different from those found in Rio de Janeiro. The main area we explored was the culinary differences between both places. A four person meal of carne seca, fried aipim, arroz e batata frita, was enough to feed all six of us and more. The biggest disappointment for me was realizing that Guarana Jesus, a bright pink soda that tastes like bubblegum, wasn’t as good as I remembered. It was pretty clear that everyone else in the group also found it too sweet and artificial. I’d recommend bolo de rolo or pé de moleque to satisfy your sweet tooth instead. Other than the food and drinks, we greatly enjoyed all the dancing, music, and artisan work the fair had to offer. It was a great way to spend a Friday night with friends.

Antoine Mellon, United States of America

Student posing at fireplace.
Student posing at fireplace.


The São João Party at RioLIVE! Feira de São Cristóvão was really special. The Friday night with friends started when we made the traditional photo with the statue of Luiz Gonzaga! The fair was all in the mood of Festa Junina. We eat lots of typical food and have fun with the Quadrilhas de forró (team of brazilian tipic dance)! If you are in Rio in June you have to go to the São João Party at RioLIVE!


Students behind poster
Students behind poster

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See on the links below how our last visits to Feira de São Cristóvão with RioLIVE! visits are:

     May 2019 January 2019
December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 August 2018
April 2018
January 2018 December 2017 November 2017
August 2017 June 2017 May 2017 March 2017
January 2017 October 2016
July 2016
May 2016
January 2016 December 2015
November 2015 October 2015
September 2015 August 2015
July 2015
May 2015
March 2015
January 2015
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014 June 2014
May 2014
March 2014
January 2014
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013

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