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Liberdade street market

The Liberdade Street Fair (Portuguese: Feira de Arte e Artesanato da Liberdade or Feirinha da Liberdade) is an art and handicraft fair in the Liberdade district of São Paulo.This popular open air market began in 1975 [1] and operates every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm near the Liberdade Metro station.

Liberdade Street Fair
Feira de Arte e Artesanato da Liberdade
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Liberdade street market entrance
Statusactive
Genrefair
FrequencySaturdays and Sundays, 9:00am–6:00pm
VenuePraça da Liberdade
Location(s)São Paulo
Coordinates23°33′19″S 46°38′10″W / 23.555202°S 46.635980°W / -23.555202; -46.635980Coordinates: 23°33′19″S 46°38′10″W / 23.555202°S 46.635980°W / -23.555202; -46.635980
CountryBrazil
Established1975
Websitehttp://www.feiraliberdade.com.br/

There is a number of attractions, festivals and other artistic events that occur all year along at the market.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

 
The Liberdade district is a Japantown of São Paulo.

The Japanese contributed with flowers production, rice, vegetables, mushrooms and macrobiotic food beyond martial arts.[4] They keep their cultural tracts transforming Brazilian culture as their own was modified as well.[5]

The Liberdade neighborhood is home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan. Although today most Japanese-Brazilians speak only Portuguese, some of them are still fluent in Japanese. Some people of Chinese and Korean descent who live in the area are still able to speak their ancestral languages.[6]

Crafts and gastronomyEdit

The street market was created to emphasize all kind of handicraft works and artisanal wares from the Asian immigrants.

In recent years artisans of other nationalities have begun selling their crafts at the market. These newcomers to the Street Fair are from Northeastern Brazil, India, and Taiwan. They sell candles, toiletries, leather products, sculptures, and so.

Booths selling traditional Asian foods like yakisoba and gyoza are common.[7]

GalleryEdit

       
Japanese beans sweets Food stall Fruit and sushi Bonsai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Touristic Information (Portuguese)
  2. ^ The borough (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Typical Events (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Japanese borough (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Merging japanese culture: Ivoti community (Portuguese)
  6. ^ "Languages of Brazil". Labeurb.unicamp.br. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  7. ^ Typical oriental food (Portuguese)

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