- Roman Catholics is the most common religion in Brazil.
- Most people in Brazil believe in John of God (there god)
99% of the population speaks Portuguese.
Others include Indigenous Languages such as: Apalai, Arara, Bororo, Caraja, Caribe and etc..
Hello in Portuguese= Olá
Some of there celebrations are:
- Copacabana Palace Ball
- Samba School Parade
- Bumba-meu-boi festival
- Bossa Nova
- Pão de Queijo
- Feijão Tropeiro
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.
In Brazil is often celebrated with buying gifts for their father and celebrating with a barbeque or going out for lunch in the afternoon.
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
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.
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).
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.