Brazil Independence Day around the world in 2019

  How long until Brazil Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 82 days.
  Dates of Brazil Independence Day around the world
2020BrazilSep 7
Brazil Mon, Sep 7National Holiday
2019BrazilSep 7
Brazil Sat, Sep 7National Holiday
2018BrazilSep 7
Brazil Fri, Sep 7National Holiday
2017BrazilSep 7
Brazil Thu, Sep 7National Holiday
2016BrazilSep 7
Brazil Wed, Sep 7National Holiday
  Summary
On 7 September 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcântara, the son of the Portuguese King

When is Brazilian Independence Day?

Independence Day is always celebrated on 7th September. In Portuguese, it is called 'Dia da Independência' and may also be known as 'Sete de Setembro' (7 September) or 'Dia da Pátria' (Nation Day).

History of Brazilian Independence Day

On 7 September 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcântara, the son of the Portuguese King.

Brazil had been a colony of Portugal since the 16th century. In 1807 France had invaded Portugal and the Portuguese royal family had escaped to Brazil. in 1815, Brazil was given equal kingdom status with Portugal. By 1820, the French had withdrawn from Portugal and the royal family

Alcântara, better known as Pedro I, became the first emperor of Brazil and ruled from 1823 until 1831.

Brazil became a republic in 1889 but kept 7th September as its Independence Day. Independence Day has been a federal holiday in Brazil since 1949.

On this day there are celebrations in the capital, Brasilia, with military parades, air shows, musical concerts and fireworks in the evening.

Did you know?

Three facts about Brazil Independence Day

"Brazil" comes from a Portuguese name from a tree common in Brazil from which a red dye was obtained (pau-brasil - meaning 'red like an ember'). The area then gained the name "terra de Brasil". The original name given to the region by the Portuguese was "Land of the Holy Cross".

Three of the five wealthiest people in Brazil earned their fortunes from beer.

Brazil has been the world's largest exporter of coffee for more than 150 years. Today, Brazil supplies about a third of the world's coffee; though a hundred years ago it supplied around 80 per cent of the world\’s coffee.

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