CELEBRATING SÃO JOÃO

Character design / animation

Sao Joao is a very Porto thing, a festival held on Midsummer night eve, a huge party, when the whole city is on the streets, dancing, eating, drinking until the morning. They have some fun superstitious traditions connected to this event, the most significant is to hit each others on the head with a huge plastic (and soft!!) hammer, and smell Manjerico plants putted in terracotta pots, with tiny flags in them.

The Circus gallery wanted to celebrate properly, also we saw potential in reaction gifs, as at that time, not much have been made specifically connected to this event. So I made two looping gifs with these characters, so people could give Bom Joao best wishes to each other in style on social media also.

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