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Brazilian Reveillon Traditions, Part I Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

Roupa para o Reveillon

Reveillon? Oi? Yup, reveillon, or “new year,” is right around the corner already!! And like with many other holidays, but especially for reveillon, Brazilians have all sorts of simpatias, or superstitions.  Since there are so many, I’m going to make this a 2 part post!! First, we’re going to talk about colors and their meanings…

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Brazilian Christmas Songs Posted by on Dec 23, 2010

It’s Christmastime in Brazil, and you’ll find that some of the holiday songs sound a little familiar! Have a listen to these festive songs and have a great holiday! Noite Feliz (Silent Night) Então é Natal (So It’s Christmas) Bate O Sino (Jingle Bells) Brazilian Acoustic Version of Noite Feliz and O Velhinho (The Old…

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História de Natal Digital Posted by on Dec 20, 2010

I just posted this over on my personal blog and had to share it with you all here too.  A Digital Agency in Portugal made this video telling the story of Christmas if it were as online as our lives are today.  I thought it was genious (that’s a lot to say about a Portuguese…

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Oktoberfest em Blumenau! Posted by on Oct 26, 2010

Now before you start to think this post belongs in the German Blog, don’t go too far because you’re in the right place. Oktoberfest in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, is an annual event that was originally created in the 1980’s to generate funds for the city after a severe flood took over most of the city…

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O Grito do Ipiranga – Brazil’s Independence Day Posted by on Sep 6, 2010

O Grito do Ipiranga - Pedro Américo (1888)

Tomorrow is Sete de Setembro, Brazil’s independence day!  Many Brazilians don’t work today or tomorrow and use the holiday to head to the nearest (or not) beach, countryside, or wherever, to enjoy their day off.  But most Brazilians don’t “celebrate,” the holiday, saying there isn’t much to celebrate because Brazilians didn’t really go through much…

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Easter in Brazil Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

Páscoa (Easter) in Brazil follows the Catholic European tradition, with processions, church services, and religious rites. Minas Gerais in particular is famous for its lavish processions and traditional festivities. However, Brazilian Easter also follows the Western tradition of Easter eggs, the Easter bunny for children, and a big family celebration. Semana Santa, or Holy Week…

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Dia Internacional da Mulher Posted by on Mar 8, 2010

Today is International Women’s Day!  Not only that, today,  it has officially been 100 years since the day is an official holiday.  Celebrated widely in Brazil from great sales at clothing and home goods’ stores to church group get togethers, the date is certainly recognized.  Despite women in Brazil taking longer than many in the…

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