The Janeiras is a Portuguese tradition consists of a group of people strolling the streets of a town singing in the New Year. To the modern eye, Janeiras is like Christmas caroling as this tradition involves a group of friends or neighbors going from house to house singing and sometimes playing instruments.
Traditionally, people go out to the streets to sing Janeiras between December 25 and January 6. While singing, they review the most important events of the year with a spirit of happiness and great humor.
And that is just what we did…..we had a great time!
The elementary school here in our village where my 4 youngest attend went through the streets yesterday singing and petitioning donations for the school. I went along too…to help control confusion and keep pre-k kids from running out in front of cars.