• Short Summary

    GERMAN IMMIGRANTS TO BRAZIL TOOK WITH THEM THE 250-YEAR-OLD BAVARIAN CUSTOM OF THE BEER FESTIVAL.?

  • Description

    GERMAN IMMIGRANTS TO BRAZIL TOOK WITH THEM THE 250-YEAR-OLD BAVARIAN CUSTOM OF THE BEER FESTIVAL. SO POPULAR DID THESE LOCAL FESTIVALS BECOME THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF GUANABARS (COMPRISING THE CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO AND ITS IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS) DECIDED IN 1964 TO MAKE THEM AN OFFICIAL ANNUAL EVENT IN RIO. THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 10) AND BEAUTY QUEENS FROM ALL OVER BRAZIL COMPETED FOR THE TITLES OF NATIONAL BEER QUEEN AND PRINCESS.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE GERMAN IMMIGRANTS IN BRAZIL HAVE SETTLED IN THE SOUTHERN STATE OF SANTA CATALINA - BUT RIO'S TOURIST DEPARTMENT WAS QUICK TO REALIZE THE POTENTIAL OF THE FESTIVALS AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION. WHILE THE DANCES, COSTUMES AND MUSIC ARE BASED ON THEIR GERMAN COUNTERPARTS - MUCH OF BRAZIL'S OWN MUSIC AND FOLKLORE HAS CREPT IN THE SIX YEARS THAT THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN HELD.

    BEFORE THE FESTIVAL, LARGE BEER MUGS ARE HIDDEN IN THE SANDS OF RIO'S BEACHES - AND THE FINDERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THE MUGS FILLED WITH FREE BEER DURING THE FESTIVAL.

    ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVITIES IS THE ELECTION OF THE NATIONAL BEER QUEEN AND PRINCESS. STATE BEAUTIES FROM ALL OVER BRAZIL TOOK PART - BUT THE WINNERS WERE THE TWO LOCAL GIRLS: MISS GUANABARA, BLONDE SUELI MARIA CORREA, WAS ELECTED QUEEN: AND MISS RIO DE JANEIRO, BRUNETTE LOURDES LOPES REIS, WAS ELECTED PRINCESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEE3UDOO6DSP4XK5Q2EWR7UFUV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE3UDOO6DSP4XK5Q2EWR7UFUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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