Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

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THIS DAY IN 2012

Queen of Carpet rolls it up

A chain of five carpet and tile stores, made famous by "Becky the Queen of Carpet" in TV commercials, closes its doors. She blames the closure of Becky's Carpet & Tile Superstores on the long-lasting impact of the recession.

EVENTS

FESTA JUNINA

When * Noon-4 p.m. Sunday

Where * Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S Geyer Road, Kirkwood

How much * $5

More info * www.e.vivabrasilstl.org/home

Since the 16th century, Brazilians have had traditional festivals during June to celebrate some of the most famous saints for Catholics: St. Anthony, St. John, St. Peter and St. Paul. Festa Junina's origins date to Portuguese colonization, and the holiday has developed over time to incorporate Brazilian cultural elements.

The third annual Brazilian Folk Festival will feature traditional Brazilian food and drinks, square dancing (quadrilha), carnival games, a silent auction and more. …

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