Festa do 12
started as a celebration for the anniversary of Ouro Preto
’s Federal University Mining School. This school was inaugurated in 1876 by Dom Pedro II, Brazil’s former emperor, and it is where many famous Brazilian engineers have graduated.
The festival was initially organized by Mining School formers students, but nowadays, it is done by university fraternities. And every year lots of tourists come to Ouro Preto to party. The event takes place in the streets with concerts and in the fraternities, for those who pay an entrance or are guests.
It is a unique combination of a traditional festival with youth and students, of course.
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