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Learn about brazilian holidays and culture analysis. Brazilians like to celebrate life and there are a lot of official and unofficial holidays.

Olodum what? From Bahia in 1979, an Afro-Brazilian carnival group in Salvador created what is now the well-known Olodum Band. "Banda" Olodum is a cultural group, a non-governmental organization (NGO) of public utility recognized by the state government of Bahia. Think of a movement that is grassroots in nature, totally cultural and not-for-profit – this is IT! After their carnival debut of...
When is Indigenous Day? The Brazilian Indigenous Day is celebrated annually on April 19.This important date serves to remind and reinforce the identity of the Brazilian and American Indian people in the current history and culture. Before the arrival of the first Europeans on American soil, all the countries that form this continent were largely populated by important indigenous nations. Unfortunately,...
Empowerment and Culture related to Women in Brazil Women in Brazil enjoy gifts and compliments, celebrate the day or are involved in activism on International women's day, March 8. As a way of making women feel valued and appreciated, men are accustomed to saying, "parabéns!" (or congratulations!) to women. On this day, I often remember classmates gifting female teachers some chocolate...
Have you ever heard that Brazilians are always late? Well, with the Brazilian spirit in mind, enjoy this late Thanksgiving post. In Brazil we don't necessarily celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday as it is understood by those who treasure the holiday in the North. Brazilians do have a harvest festival though, it is called festa Junina. This celebration happens in...

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