Pádua Folklore Festival

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The Folklore Festival takes place on the weekend closest to August 22, the official Folklore Day. Attractions include performances by students from local schools and traditional folk groups representing expressions such as Mineiro Pau (dance set performed by men, each carrying one or two sticks of wood, developed in a circle. The dancers perform a choreography entirely marked by the beating of sticks on the ground.


It may have arisen with the Indians, who also used sticks in duels or fights, or with the Africans), Caxambu (dance of black African origin, practiced and preserved throughout the Southeast Region of Brazil), Three King's Day Celebration, and Pastorinhas (folk festivity of Portuguese origin that celebrates Christmas, in which groups composed of women make the theatrical staging of the birth of Jesus). There is also a cheery talent show.

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