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Tanabata Matsuri Festival in Liberdade, São Paulo, Brazil

For those who are not familiar with the Japanese culture, this festival celebrates the day where two stars are reunited in the sky (always on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar.

The legend says these stars were a princess and a prince. After they fell in love, they forgot all their responsibilities, so her dad made them apart, putting them in opposite sides of the galaxy.

Watching their sadness, the King decided to allow them to see each other once a year if they took good care of the wishes people made to them!

During this festival, besides the wishes on the trees, there’s a lot of music, dance and other arts. (And FOOD!)

Ps: yes, we have loads of Japanese immigrants in Brazil! This neighbourhood is all oriental.