Independence Day in Brazil in 2019

  How long until Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 13 days.
  Dates of Independence Day in Brazil
2021 Brazil Tue, Sep 7National Holiday
2020 Brazil Mon, Sep 7National Holiday
2019 Brazil Sat, Sep 7National Holiday
2018 Brazil Fri, Sep 7National Holiday
2017 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
  Local name
Dia da Independência

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 By 1820, the French had withdrawn from Portugal and the royal family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 Independence Day

Brazil has more than 4,000 airports - more than any other country other than the U.S.

The Brazilian soccer stadium Zerão was designed so the halfway line is on the Earth's equator, making each team defend a different hemisphere.

Established in 1532, São Vicente, near Sao Paulo, is the oldest city in Brazil and was Portugal’s first permanent settlement in the Americas.

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