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INDEPENDENCE DAY (BRAZIL)

When is Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2020?

Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2020 is on the Monday, 7th of Sep (9/07/2020).

Independence Day (BRAZIL) is on the 251th day of 2020. There are 115 days left in the year.

Independence Day (BRAZIL) Facts

  • Date: Sep 07, 2020
  • National
  • Also Called: Sete de Setembro
  • Celebrations: Fireworks, Parades, Concerts
Independence Day (BRAZIL) iImage Credit: CIA World Factbook

Independence Day(Sete de Setembro) is the National holiday of Brazil. Independence Day honors the birthday of the nation. On 7th September 1822, Brazil claimed its independence from the hands of the Portuguese.

Brazilians did not have to fight much for freedom, they won it from their parent country, Portugal. On 7th September 1822, Prince Pedro, son of Portugal's king, stood near Brazil's Ipiranga River and made an announcement of independence. He tore the Portuguese symbol from his uniform and declared, "By my blood, by my honor, and by God: I will make Brazil free." After that Pedro became the Emperor of Brazil and forced Portuguese forces to leave Brazil. In 1889 Brazil finished its monarchy and became a republic but kept 7th September as its Independence Day.

In Brasilia(Capital of Brazil) the day is celebrated at the Ministries Esplanade with a military parade in the presence of the President 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. All Brazilians are entitled to Independence Day off work except some emergency service workers.

Independence Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics and lots of outdoor events like parades, air shows, fireworks and musical concerts. Parades generally occur in the morning and the fireworks occur in the evening. Thousands of Brazilians gather in the road celebrating this day with banners, balloons and streamers. They proudly fly their Flag, sing songs and enjoy the day with their friends and families.

Independence Day (BRAZIL) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Sep 07, 2009
  • Independence Day
  • Tue
  • Sep 07, 2010
  • Independence Day
  • Wed
  • Sep 07, 2011
  • Independence Day
  • Fri
  • Sep 07, 2012
  • Independence Day
  • Sat
  • Sep 07, 2013
  • Sun
  • Sep 07, 2014
  • Mon
  • Sep 07, 2015
  • Wed
  • Sep 07, 2016
  • Thu
  • Sep 07, 2017
  • Fri
  • Sep 07, 2018
  • Sat
  • Sep 07, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Brazil in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatMar 02, 2019Mar 02Carnival Saturday
SundaySunMar 03, 2019Mar 03Carnival Sunday
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Carnival Monday
TuesdayTueMar 05, 2019Mar 05Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Tiradentes Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Labor Day / May Day
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20Corpus Christi
SaturdaySatSep 07, 2019Sep 07Independence Day
SaturdaySatOct 12, 2019Oct 12Our Lady of Aparecida
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Soul's Day
FridayFriNov 15, 2019Nov 15Republic Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day