Brazil Independence Day around the world in 2019

  How long until Brazil Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 17 days.
  Dates of Brazil Independence Day around the world
2021 BrazilSep 7
Brazil Tue, Sep 7National Holiday
2020 BrazilSep 7
Brazil Mon, Sep 7National Holiday
2019 BrazilSep 7
Brazil Sat, Sep 7National Holiday
2018 BrazilSep 7
Brazil Fri, Sep 7National Holiday
2017 BrazilSep 7
Brazil Thu, 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 By 1820, the French had withdrawn from Portugal and the royal family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

Brasilia was founded on 21 April 1960 to be the new national capital. Brasilia looks like an aeroplane when viewed from above - it was planned this way rather than it being a coincidence.

In 1808, Rio de Janeiro became the capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital ever to be outside Europe.

The Amazon River is the world's largest by volume of water discharged. Around 209,000 cubic metres per second flow into the Atlantic Ocean – more than the next seven largest rivers combined. During the wet season the river is up to 30 miles wide.

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