All year long - Show and Tell Brazil
Spring and Fall - Portuguese Classes
March - Scholarship Application
June - Festa Junina - June Folk Festival
July - Scholarship award
August - Festival of Nations
September - Independence Day
October - Taste of Brazil Dinner
Applications for the 2018 Viva Brasil STL Scholarship Program will be available as of March 2018.
A scholarship will be awarded to a Brazilian or Brazilian descendant student at the Hispanic Scholarship Alliance of St. Louis in the month of July.
Funding for the Scholarship comes from personal donations, fundraising activities, and events
Festa Junina, also known as Festa de São João, is a traditional festival that happens at the beginning of June. It is a month to commemorate some of the most famous saints for Catholics; Saint Anthony, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter. It is also a month honor rain, the harvest season and marital union. It celebrates rural life and features typical clothing, food, dance primarily quadrilha, a type of square dancing.
Festival of Nations
The Festival of Nations is the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Join us in Tower Grove Park for the
Join us for our Green and Yellow bike ride followed by a picnic and BBQ in celebration of Independence Day
History: On 7th September 1822, Prince Pedro, son of Portugal's king, stood near Brazil's Ipiranga River and made an announcement of independence. He tore the Portuguese symbol from his uniform and declared, "By my blood, by my honor, and by God: I will make Brazil free." After that Pedro became the Emperor of Brazil and forced Portuguese forces to leave Brazil. In 1889 Brazil finished its monarchy and became a republic but kept 7th September as its Independence Day.
Taste of Brazil Dinner
The Taste of Brazil dinner is a community reunion. It happens after the celebration of Nossa Senhora Aparecida, the Patron on Brazil. Every year we change the theme of the event, to explore the richness and variate of the Brazilian cosine.