Monday, April 25, 2016

Brazil gets a taste of the Deep South as descendants of the 10,000 Confederates who fled the U.S. to South America after the War hold annual festival



Confederado Celebration 2008  

Confederados 2009 

Wearing traditional costumes and linking arms to dance, hundreds of people have taken part in a Brazilian festival to celebrate the 10,000 Confederates who migrated to South America from the U.S after the Civil War.

The Festa Confederada or Confederate Party is held annually in Santa Barbara d'Oeste near Sao Paulo.

It is organised by Brazilian descendants of families who fled the United States during the Reconstruction between 1865 and 1875, following the end of the Civil War.

More with video and pictures @ Daily Mail

A woman dressed in a traditional hoop skirt pays her respects to the first settlers along with a young child at the Festa Confederada 

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