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On September 7th 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 a public holiday in Brazil and is always celebrated on September 7th. This is Brazil's National Day. 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 September 7th 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcântara, the 23-year-old 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 By 1820, the French had withdrawn from Portugal and the royal family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 Dom Pedro I, became the first emperor of Brazil and ruled from 1823 until 1831.

Brazil became a republic on November 15th 1889 but kept September 7th as its Independence Day. Independence Day has been a federal holiday in Brazil since 1949.

Did you know?

The 27 stars on the blue globe represent the 27 states of Brazil. Though several stars have been added over the years, the stars are arranged to match the night sky over Rio de Janeiro on the evening of November 15th 1889.

On this day there are celebrations in the capital, Brasilia, with military parades, air shows, musical concerts and fireworks in the evening. Parties and parades will also take place in most state capitals.

Feliz Sete de Setembro!

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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".

Brazil has the largest population of Catholics in the world at 123 million.

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

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