It’s A Holiday! Independence Day in Brazil

Today, September 7th is Independence Day in Brazil. It is a National Holiday that is marked with patriotic displays in most Brazilian cities. It is commonly called Sete de Setembro (7th of September) and the date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822, ending 322 years of colonial dominance by Portugal over Brazil.

Being a military town, today in Resende there was a big parade of the Aman ( Military Academy) soldiers as well as a showcase of various schools and colleges.

David worked today ( he will use the holiday at a later time) and on his way to work early this morning, there was Military presence as they were lining up getting ready for the parade.

Most of the festivities were at the Parque das Aguas where I walk in the morning and the parade was along the river road just in front of it. I arrived just before 9 and there were lots of people, concession stands, vending carts…just like a July 1st Day in Canada!

The parade was quite impressive… I loved the military display! Happy Independence Day Brazil. Enjoy your celebrations!


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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

2 thoughts on “It’s A Holiday! Independence Day in Brazil”

  1. Interesting photos, Anna, especially the machine gun with the pretty balloons in the background. That and the little girl grinning at the boys in their uniforms.

    1. It was a very interesting parade! David and I are blown away just how much we see guns and machine guns everyday here. Yesterday when we went to Rio, there was a road block with 4-5 cars of Federale with machine guns stopping cars looking for something or someone…

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