Independence Day of Brazil: History & Celebrations

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Independence Day Of Brazil

Independence Day of Brazil commonly called Sete de Setembro is a national holiday celebrated in Brazil on 7 September of every year. On September 7, 1822, Prince Dom Pedro declared Brazil’s Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves, founding the Empire of Brazil, which led to a two-year war of independence.

History Of Brazil Independence Day

Pedro di Alcantara, the son of the Portuguese King made a declaration near Brazil’s Ipiranga River about the Independence. At that time he tore the Portuguese symbol from his uniform and declared “By my blood, by my honour, and by God: I will make Brazil free”. After that Pedro became the Emperor of Brazil and forced the forces of Portuguese to leave the Brazil. Brazil empire came to an end in 1889 and became a republic and they kept 7 September as its Independence Day.

How To Celebrate Independence Day Of Brazil?

On this day many political leaders appear at the public events and talk about the nation’s heritage, laws, history, people, about recent events and future projects. The Day is marked with parties, concerts, and parades in most Brazilian state capitals. Many Brazilians enjoy the day by getting together with family and friends, taking the holiday to rest and relax, amongst flags and banners displaying their national pride.

Sete de Setembro!

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