Brazilian Independence Day 2020 - Brazilian Independence Day History, Importance, Theme and Facts

Brazilian Independence Day is a national holiday and is celebrated on the 7th of September every year which is commonly called Sete de Setembro, meaning the Seventh of September. Get more information about the Independence Day of Brazil, history and its importance.

Monika | Updated Jul 29, 2020 07:47 AM

Brazilian Independence Day 2020 - Brazilian Independence Day History, Importance, Theme and Facts

Brazilian Independence Day 2020

Brazilian Independence Day is observed in Brazil on 7th of September every year. Brazilian Independence Day is observed to celebrate Brazil’s declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves on 7 September 1822. Brazilian Independence Day is also called Sete de Setembro (7 September) and Dia da Patria (Day of the Fatherland). Brazilian Independence Day is the Declaration of the Independence of Brazil. The celebration of Brazilian Independence Day includes Parades and Concerts.  On this day, a National holiday is observed in Brazil.

What is the History of Brazilian Independence Day?

Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated on 7th of September, the anniversary of the date in 1822 that prince regent Pedro declared independence of Brazil from the former United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves. At that time by tearing the Portuguese symbol from his uniform he affirmed “By my blood, by my honour and by God: I will make Brazil free”. The Empire of Brazil was formerly called Ilha de Vera Cruz which means Island of the True Cross , which is based on the fact that it was discovered by the Portuguese in 1500, probable reason for the name being the honor of the Feast of the Cross.

How is the Brazilian Independence Day Celebrated?

Independence Day of Brazil is a national holiday and is celebrated by various patriotic displays and gestures. On this day patriotic displays and military parades are organized in most of the Brazilian cities. The national celebration takes place at the Ministries Esplanade along with a civil military parade in the presence of the honourable President of Brazil, who is also considered as the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of Brazil. Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated every year with full enthusiasm and also with lots of celebrations and activities. These activities include military parades, musical concerts, including beautiful fireworks in the evening.

What is the Conceptual Theme of Brazilian Flag?

On the Brazilian Independence Day, the national flag flies throughout Brazil. The Brazilian flag displays one of the most complex flag designs among the world. The green field on the flag shows the lush green natural scenic beauty of the country. A yellow diamond is enveloped by this green field, this yellow diamond signifies the rich gold deposits of the country. There is a blue gold in the centre, filled with stars, each one of the stars depicts a different Brazilian State or Federal District. The band across the centre globe has words ORDEM E PROGRESSO, which specifically means “order and progress”.

What are some interesting and unique facts about Brazil?

  •  Brazil is one of the unique countries being the largest country in South America and also for the fifth largest nation in the world.

  •  One of the interesting facts about Brazil is that it has borders with every country of South America except Chile and Ecuador.

  • The name of the country originates from a tree named brazilwood. 

  • Also, Brazil is the only country of South America where the language spoken is Portuguese.

  • Brazil occupies half of the landmass of South America. Not to forget that Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country in terms of area and the sixth most populous country.

  • Brazil is the country that shares 3 time zones

  • Around 60% of the huge Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil

  • A wide range of animals including armadillo, tapirs, jaguars and pumas

  • There are around 2500 airports in Brazil

  • Football is the most popular sport of Brazil and their team is considered as one of the best teams in the world considering the fact that they have won the world cup title for the record 5 times.

  • Brazil is one of the 77 founding members of the United Nations

The Theme of Brazilian Independence Day 2020

Brazilian Independence Day is on 7th of September 2020, Saturday- marking the 197th Independence Anniversary of Brazil since 1822. This day will be celebrated with great power and enthusiasm. The energy levels of the celebrations are going to be very high throughout the country. As always thousands of people along with their families and kids are going to be part of the celebrations. The streets will be fully decorated by the Brazilian Flags and lights and flowers. Cultural exhibitions, musical concerts, entertainment activities are also going to be part of the Brazilian Independence Day celebrations. 

Brazilian Independence Day - Wishes

God bless our country. God bless our military. God bless our President. God bless the Brazilian spirit that lives in us all. Freedom Rings!

Salute to Brazil! Forever Grateful and a Proud Brazilian

Grateful and Proud to be Brazilians

Wishing all Brazilians worldwide a very happy Sete de Setembro! ( 7th of September)

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Brazilian Independence Day

1. When is Brazilian Independence Day celebrated?

Brazilian Independence Day is a national holiday and is celebrated on the 7th of September every year

2. When did Brazil become an independent country?

Brazil is declared independent on 7th of September 1822

3. How is the Brazilian Independence Day celebrated?

Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated by organizing various patriotic displays and military parades

4. What is the language being spoken in Brazil?

Brazil is the only country of South America which uses Portuguese as their language.