BRAZIL

Republic Of Brazil

República Federativa do Brasil (Portuguese)

ABOUT BRAZIL

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American regoin. It is the worlds 5th largest country. Brasilia is the capital of Brazil. Sao Paulo is the largest city . The official language spoken there is Portuguese.


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The Climate Of Brazil

Brazil's climate can be characterized by five general climatic regions: equatorial, tropical, semi-arid, highland tropical, and subtropical. Brazil is often thought of as being an extremely hot and humid country, known for its Amazon rainforest, the average temperatures vary around the country. Northeastern Brazil is the driest and one of the hottest regions in the country, experiencing periodic droughts. The north includes the Amazon, which is home to a large expanse hot and humid forests. The temperate south, including the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro experience cool winters and hot summers, with rain throughout the year and snow at higher elevations. Brazil's rainy season is during its summer months, from December to April.


Music Of Brazil

Encompasses various regional music styles influenced by African,European and Amerindian forms. Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as samba, zouk- lambada, lambada, zouk, choro, bossa nova, frevo, forró , maracatu , MPB , funk carioca , RAP, sertanejo , Brazilian rock ,pagode , tropicalia , axé , brega , and others. Samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide. Instrumental music is also largely practiced in Brazil, with styles ranging from classical to popular and jazz


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Brazilian Dances

  • Samba - is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced under the Samba music. However, there are three steps to every bar, making the Samba feel like a 3/4 timed dance. Its origins include the Maxixe. It is the famous Brazilian dance.
  • Bossa nova - is a well-known style of Brazilian music developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. The phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend". A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz and part of the standard jazz repertoire .
  • Tropicália -also known as Tropicalismo, is a Brazilian artistic movement that arose in the late 1960s. It encompassed art forms such as theatre, poetry, and music. Tropicália is chiefly associated with the musical faction of the movement, which merged Brazilian and African rhythms with rock and roll.


Brazilian Festivals (Brazilian Festivals)

The Carnival of Brazil (Portuguese: Carnaval) is an annual festival held during the Friday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term "carnival," from carnelevare, "to remove (literally, "raise") meat." Carnival has roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Catholicism became a farewell to well things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ's death and resurrection. They even celebrate New year , Passion play , reveillon rio de janeiro etc.


Brazilian cuisine (Special Food)

Brazilian cuisine was developed from indigenous, European, and African influences. It varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's mix of native and immigrant populations, and its continental size as well. This has created a national cuisine marked by the preservation of regional differences. One of the most well-known Brazilian street foods is acarajé, which are fried balls of shrimp, black-eyed peas, and onions. Fried rice balls (bolinhos de arroz) are similar to hush puppies made with rice instead of corn meal.

Bolo De Cenoura-Brazilian Carrot Cake

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Brazilian Pecan-Cinnamon Truffles

These are some of the traditional desserts of Brazil.