Brazilian Independence Day 2019: History, Celebration and Key Facts
Independence Day in Brazil is a National holiday. Brazil claimed its independence on 7 September, 1822 from Portuguese.
Brazilian Independence Day: History
Brazilians did not have to fight much for freedom they won from their parent country only that is Portugal. Pedro di Alcantara, the son of the Portuguese King made a declaration near Brazil's Ipiranga River about the Independence. At that time he tore the Portuguese symbol from his uniform and declared "By my blood, by my honour, and by God: I will make Brazil free". After that Pedro became the Emperor of Brazil and forced the forces of Portuguese to leave the Brazil. Brazil monarchy came to an end in 1889 and became a republic but still they kept 7 September as its Independence Day.
Brazilian Independence Day: Celebrations
On this day several activities held and on vast scale celebrations took place in the capital of Brazil that is Brazilia which include military parades, musical concerts and fireworks in the evening. People do outings, picnics and several outdoor events are performed by them. Let us tell you that Parades generally occur in the morning and fireworks in the evening. Thousands of Brazilians gather in the road on this day and celebrate together.
Some interesting facts
- Do you know that Brazil name is originated from a Portuguese name from a tree which is common in Brazil? From this tree a red dye was obtained and the area gained the name "tera de Brasil". Portuguese gave the original name and that was "Land of the Holy Cross".
- On 21 April, 1960 Brasilia was established as new national capital. Do you know when Brasilia is viewed from above it looks like an aeroplane.
- Let us tell you that Brazil has been the world's largest exporter of coffee.
So, now you may have come to know that Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated on 7 September every year.