Eleven months of folklore in Brazil: dressing accordingly…

21 Jun

In Brazil there’s always an excuse to dress up for parties and/or traditional celebrations. Here’s a small sample of our kids’ past 11 months in-country:

Day of Folklore, honoring a national writer, dressing up as a talking doll, from Sítio do Picapau Amarelo, Ms Emilia, Marquesa de Rabicó:

Dia das Bruxas – Halloween. At school and with the neighbors

Carnaval, as traditional Frevo dancers

Matutinho & Matutinha, ready for the June Celebrations!

and off to School they go!!


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59 responses to “Eleven months of folklore in Brazil: dressing accordingly…

  1. Sony Fugaban

    February 10, 2012 at 3:53 am

    The cuties said it all. Congratulations!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      February 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you,Sony! And it was a great surprise seeing this post Freshly Pressed!


  2. Dwight Burlock

    September 26, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Glorious post.


  3. mechanical engineering

    September 21, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Excellent post.


  4. Judson Nolin

    September 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Interesting blog post!


  5. joseph

    July 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm



  6. on the same aspect

    July 13, 2011 at 7:01 am

    very nice site, its great


  7. realanonymousgirl2011

    June 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm



  8. Heather @ thewanderingdrays

    June 25, 2011 at 12:42 am

    You have been added to the *updated* Weekly FS Blog Round-Up! If you disagree with the content or would like the link removed, please email me! Heather @


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 25, 2011 at 12:48 am

      Great! I guess being part of the “updated” version sound pretty cool.. 😮


  9. asdzz

    June 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

    What is great post! 🙂 ( )


  10. Julie

    June 23, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Going to Brazil in December. Not a costume person. Looks like I better become one fast! The photos are adorable. Thanks for the peek into your lovely world!


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 23, 2011 at 4:29 am

      thank you so much for your kind words… One doesn’t need to be a “costume person”… I mostly use the kids for that purpose…. everything is allowed for kids! Glad you like our site! 😮


  11. abhishek

    June 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

    cute kids colorful pics. Brazil rocks.


  12. 7des7iny

    June 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    So adorable 🙂
    Hope they had fun!


  13. apriljhuang

    June 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    lovely kids 😛


  14. Eduardo Mamcasz

    June 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I`m a Zen Poet from Brazil.
    Thank`s to show not only our Carnaval.
    Our Festas Juninas (Juin Party?) are really fantastic.
    And you know Caruaru anda Campina Grande, the best.
    We have another good folclore in Amazonia, Northeast and, of course, BAHIA.
    God Bless.


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      Obrigada pelas suas palavras, Eduardo! Visitei o teu blog – super-interessante! Até, Raquel


  15. Eva McCane

    June 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    very cute! i love all the costumes. adorable.



    June 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I like to dress up all the time… it’s fun!


  17. ournote2self

    June 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    How exciting! Who wouldn’t want to dress up for several occasions?!


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      totally agree! I love to dress up, and maybe, use the kids as an excuse!!! 😮


  18. bornagainbrazilian

    June 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (because of the dressing up), I love being in Brazil! You’re right! Many opportunities. Though we missed dressing up for Carnaval, there is always next year…


  19. Leah

    June 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    My daughter would love this. She’s already asking when it’s time for Halloween.


  20. dddamaris

    June 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    wow these are absolutely precious! Makes me want to move to Brazil, kidnap children, just to dress them up in fun outfits. Haha.. wow.. I sound like a creeper. I take it back. But it does look sooo fun!


  21. be awake

    June 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    sweet kids and wonderful traditions! but dressing up was always not only great fun but also an interesting psychological question: why do we like “to be” in someone else’s body? i think it started from natural rituals, when people put on animal’s skin to acquire their strenght.


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments! And, you’re right about the whole “disguising”who you’re really are tradition, but, still very much fun, and appreciated! Cheers!


  22. Nathália Pandeló

    June 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    as I’m sure you know, teenagers and adults in general also love to dress up for June celebrations here in Brazil! anything is a good enough excuse for a costume party – Carnival, the 80s, Halloween… it’s loads of fun!


  23. Lakia Gordon

    June 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    They are so adorable 🙂


  24. gaycarboys

    June 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm



  25. linkfling

    June 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    great article!


  26. Mikalee Byerman

    June 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I must not let my kiddos read this post: I will forever be pressured to move to Brazil!

    Sounds like a child’s playground — and fun times for everyone.



    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Hey Mikalee! Yeap, it could be a really fun place, if you know what and where to look for… It’s got the same challenges as any post, but our family tries its best to offer the kids the best environment possible… But, go ahead and get your kids all interested into moving South of the Equator! 😮


  27. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife

    June 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    How fun! I bet the kid’s love having more than Halloween as a reason to dress up.


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      You’re right! Halloween is one of the many reasons! Thank you


  28. My Camera, My Friend

    June 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

    So adorable. Bet all the holidays and excuses to dress up are fun for the kids.


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Absolutely! Any excuse for a celebration is a good one! Thanks for your comments!


  29. Heather

    June 21, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    How cute! Growing up in Korea, I wore a traditional dress for all the holidays so there are hilarious pictures of me in these dresses and my little tennis shoes underneath!


    • 3rdcultchildren

      June 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you, Heather! Lots of experiences… I grew up with that, so, it’s like second nature… I know.. and we’re still missing a bunch of others… there’s a pic of my husband and I from last Saturday, which includes even drawing “fake” facial hair and freckles… but wasn’t sure if it was posting material.. need to get cleared first, by the husband-at-arms…. 😮



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