Brazil

Alejandra Guerra

World Geography

11/6/14
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Brazil is the largest country in South America & home to some of the world’s most metropolitan cities, but this is just the beginning. The world famous Carnival takes place every year where millions dance, samba, and party the days away. Wildlife fans will enjoy exploring the wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon rainforest, while those who enjoy colonial architecture and historic cities will revel in the chance to visit Salvador. Throw in beaches, soccer, beautiful people, and cheap prices.

Religon

  • Roman Catholics is the most common religion in Brazil.


  • Most people in Brazil believe in John of God (there god)

Language

99% of the population speaks Portuguese.

Others include Indigenous Languages such as: Apalai, Arara, Bororo, Caraja, Caribe and etc..


Hello in Portuguese= Olá

People

Ethnic Group

  • Brazilian
  • European
  • Arab
  • Japanese
  • Others

Customs/ Traditions

Some of there celebrations are:

  • Carnaval
  • Copacabana Palace Ball
  • Samba School Parade
  • Candomble
  • Bumba-meu-boi festival

Dances/ Music:

  • Samba
  • Bossa Nova
  • Choro
  • Maracatu

Foods:

  • Coxinhas
  • Brigadeiro
  • Pão de Queijo
  • Farofa
  • Feijão Tropeiro

Economy

Brazil's largest economic sectors are agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Due to an abundance of natural resources (in large part due to the Amazon Rain Forest), the economy of Brazil is one of the strongest in South America.

Holidays/ Festivals


January 1

New Year's Day

Making the official end of the holiday season, people gather at friend's homes or in bars or clubs to celebrate with a nice meal & drink. Then at midnight, people cheer and drink champagne, making a lot of noise & enjoying the fireworks displays.

Auguest2

Father's Day

In Brazil is often celebrated with buying gifts for their father and celebrating with a barbeque or going out for lunch in the afternoon.

October12

Our Lady of Aparecida/ Children's Day

Our Lady of Apercida is the patron saint of Brazil. Children often receive small gifts from theier parents & family members. Some older children do service projects that include helping the poor or homeless

November15

Day of the Dead

Also called All Soul's Day, this holiday is designed for taking care of the graves of loved ones. They will decorate their gravesites with fresh flowers, candles, & say prayers over them, a day to remember those who have come before you & to hope they have a better life in the beyond.

November15

Republic Day

People will also decorate buildings in the national colors, and schools & government offices close for the day. This is also a data that you'll also find on many street names (called Qunize de Novembro).

December25

Christmas Day

People will decorate their houses and put up Christmas tree. Most people will gather on Christmas Eve to sit down for a midnight meal. They do partake in the Santa Claus tradition (called Papai Noel),who apparently lives in Greenland & wears a silk suit when traveling to Brazil and other southern hemisphere countries), where he comes to deliver toys & gifts to good children.

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