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When is Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2021?

Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 7th of Sep (9/07/2021).

Independence Day (BRAZIL) is on the 250th day of 2021. There are 115 days left in the year.

Independence Day (BRAZIL) Facts

  • Date: Sep 07, 2021
  • 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

  • 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
  • Mon
  • Sep 07, 2020

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Brazil in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatFeb 22, 2020Feb 22Carnival Saturday
SundaySunFeb 23, 2020Feb 23Carnival Sunday
MondayMonFeb 24, 2020Feb 24Carnival Monday
TuesdayTueFeb 25, 2020Feb 25Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
TuesdayTueApr 21, 2020Apr 21Tiradentes Day
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labor Day / May Day
ThursdayThuJun 11, 2020Jun 11Corpus Christi
MondayMonSep 07, 2020Sep 07Independence Day
MondayMonOct 12, 2020Oct 12Our Lady of Aparecida
MondayMonNov 02, 2020Nov 02All Soul's Day
SundaySunNov 15, 2020Nov 15Republic Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day