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!