From the Rio Times Online
The Queens Diamond Jubilee in Rio
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, June 2nd and 3rd, 2012, people all over the world will be raising a glass in toast to her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, on her Diamond Jubilee year in which she commemorates sixty years as ruling monarch. In Rio, the expatriate community is working hard to ensure that this year’s celebrations are representing well.
Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, photo by thediamondjubilee.org.
Key events including a cocktail celebration at the British and Commonwealth society’s Jubilee Hall in Botafogo, and a quintessential British feast at the Gringo Café in Ipanema.
Not only does the Queen’s Jubilee offer the chance for expatriates to celebrate a much-anticipated public event, it also instills a sense of community and a shared pride of being British, a reason to uphold tradition despite of being thousands of miles away from home.
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