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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.

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,...
Carnival blocks, what? They can be categorised as groups of people who go to the streets throughout Carnival season in a more or less organised way. In Brazilian Portuguese this would be called, "Blocos de Carnaval". How do Carnival street parties work? Generally, the carnival blocks follow predefined urban paths (main streets and avenues in the cities). They are popular and very...
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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