The image of Brazil abroad is incompatible with the notion of winter. Most tourists come expecting to lay back on a beach with a caipirinha. So it may come as a surprise that Brazil has quite a few winter tourism destinations for snuggling up with hot cocoa and reading by the fireplace.
Many parts of the country do, in fact, experience sweater weather: from June through to early September. Many cities even have winter festivals, where visitors can enjoy warm food and hot drinks. Among them is the traditional snack of pinhão, a strain of pine nut which is much larger than those normally found in North America and Europe.