Oralia Ortiz, World Geography, 11-05-14
Brazil is a fascinating country, not only because of its culture but because of the amazing landforms, ecosystems and events that Brazilians have. The beautiful beaches, the carnivals, the music, and the customs of Brazil is what makes it the perfect place to go visit. If people want to have fun and learn new traditions, Brazil is the right place to go.
Roman Catholicism- 89%
Other Brazilians subscribe to various forms of Protestantism
Official Language: Portuguese
Indigenous Languages: Apalai, Arara, Bororo, Canela, Carajá, Caribe, Guarani, Kaingang, Nadëb, Nheengatu, Piraha, Tarena, Tucano, Tupiniquim
Mulatto (mixed white and black): 43.1%
Brazil's traditions are both sacred and secular. Traditions such as capoeira, the national sport, and the festivities of Carnaval.
The music is a complex integration of traditional folk music, modern and just about everything in-between.
- The Samba
- The Capoeira
- The Carimbo and Lambada
- The Lundu
- The Forro
- Choro or Chorinho
Brazil's food was developed from different places, indigenous, European, and African, are great influences.
Typical Brazilian food: Acaraje, Churrasco, Coxinha, Feijoada, Fruit, Meat, Moqueca and more.
The Cachaca is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil.
Note: Most typical food, has rice and something on top of it.
Brazil's industries and services, or things that people need like hospitals and schools, have been growing rapidly. The country produces its own oil. Automobiles, steel petrochemicals, computers, aircraft, and everyday consumer items are some of the products that are manufactured in Brazil. Farming takes place in large amounts with coffee, sugar cane, cassava, bananas, sisal, rice, oranges, cocoa, soya beans, black pepper, maize, and nuts.
With the 6/7 largest economy in the world. It is expected to become the 5th biggest economy.
Carnival- being the largest of festivals in Brazil is celebrated 46 days before Easter
They celebrate this festival before Lent begins.This celebration traditionally signifies the giving up of meat for Lent. Lent is the 46-day period observed primarily by Roman Catholics as a means of sacrifice and abstinence in preparation for Easter. The Carnival lasts about 4-7 days of street performances, dances, music, colorful and theme costumes.
Date: 13-17 February (46 days before Easter)