The Culture of Brazil
The Culture of Brazil
Early Inhabitants By: Ashlei C
On April 22, 1500, the Portuguese explore, landed on the eastern coast of what is now Brazil. The lives of a dozen of so people who make it is, from Cabral to Cardoso. Most of Brazils sugar cane production (12% of the cattle suppy, and produce 19%) of the iron ore.
In the late 1890s a Holy Man builds a city in the deserts. spain controlled Brazil from 1580-1640.
By: Ashlei C
All except the southern part is tropical they get 59-78 inches of rain a year. Hardly ever rise above 100 degrees F. Southern states have hot summers and cool winters, frost may occur interior backland also suffers from droughts. The north region occupies the part of Brazil that bulges into the Atlantic Ocean.
Religions By: Ashlei C
Brazil is said to be the largest Roman Catholic country in the world. In 1996 about 76 percent of the population, or about 122 million people, declared Roman Catholicism as their religion, as compared with 89 percent in 1980. Women attend Mass more often than men. Together account for about 3 to 5 percent of the population, while those declaring that they have no religion total 15 percent. Brazils strong Roman Catholic.
Famous Brazilians By: Ashlei C. and Chris R.
1. Pele is one of the most famous Brazilians of all time. He was one of the best soccer players of all time. He was seventeen when Brazil won their first World Cup. He helped Brazil win the cup again in 1962 and 1970. He retired in 1974 but came out of retirement to play for the New York Cosmos which is a team in the U.S. American League. He was born in 1940 and is still living.
2. Guiomar Novaes 1896-1979. She was a famous musician. At age 13 she was awarded a grant to study music in Europe. She made a number of recordings through her career.
3. Ronaldo is also a famous soccer player for Brazil. He is playing for the Brazilian team right now and some people say that he is the best player playing the sport at this time. He led Brazil to the world cup this year and was the mvp.
Traditions and Ceremonies By: Nehemiah B.
Their are many traditions and ceremonies. They are January lst: February/March: Carnival (floating date);March/April: Easter Week (floating date); April 21: Tiradentes Day (a hero of Brazilian independence); May 1st: Labor Day; June: Corpus Christi (floating date); September 7: Independence Day; November 2nd: All Souls' Day / Finados (religious); November 15: Proclamation of the Republic; December 24: Christmas Eve (half day holiday); December 25: Christmas; December 31: New Year's Eve (halfday holiday).
Brazil's Independence day. In 1500, Pedro Alvares Cabral left Portugal headed for India and instead landed in Brazil.Cabral claimed Brazil for Portugal and it remained colony until 1822. Many years later, Dom Pedro-- who would eventually become Emperor --declared Independence for Brazil on September 7,1822.
Tiradentes Day celebrates the death of Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier(known as Tiradentes), a dentist and nationalist who died in the struggle for independence. The Festers Jungians (June Festivals) coincide with the feasts of St. John and St. Peter and are celebrated with local fair-type activities.
Languages By Nehemiah B. and Chris R.
There are a lot of different languages spoken in Brazil. Portuguese is Brazils official language. English and French are spoken by the second largest amount of people. Spanish is third. In Brazil the indigenous people speak more than one hundred Amerindian languages.
Recreational Activities By Chris R.
The most popular sport in Brazil is fuetbol (Soccer). Soccer has been very popular for many years. The World Cup, which is a soccer tournament with the best soccer teams from each country playing. Brazilians even close the schools and businesses and schools during the World Cup. Some of the World Cup matches have had an attendance as high as 200,000. Brazilians also like auto racing, and basketball.
Schools By Erika P
The schools are usually better in big cities. Rich families send there children to private schools,the private schools have higher school standards of education.They have more funds and spend more time on training teachers , building gyms and buying equipment. Going to school is luxury for most people. Only a few people complete their elementary education. Children must work or beg instead of going to school. Even poor kids stay in school. The public schools are over crowed.School starts at the age of seven.The school is free for more most people.The first eight years are called the degree or the primeiro.Secondary school starts at the age of fifteen and lasts for three years. The school day begins at 7 am and ends at 1 pm.
1. CIA World Factbook Brazil, http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/br.html, No Author 10-30-02
2. Events Calendar, http://www.brazil.com/calendar.html, No Author 10-30-02
3. Brazil Independence Day, http://www.smarterkids.com/rescenter/calendar/cal_activity.asp?activity+802&redir+true, Jennifer Degnan, 10-30-02
4. Guiomar Novaes, http://www.rantac.com.br/cult/gnovaes/index_p.html, No Author 10-30-02
5. Josaquim Jose da Silcaxier, http://www.ptho.mpf.gov.br/prgonova/eleitoral/res_int.html, no author,10-30-02
6. Country Reports, http://www.countryreports.org?content/brazil.html, no author, 10-28-02
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