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INDEPENDENCE DAY (BRAZIL)

When is Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2017?

Independence Day (BRAZIL) in 2017 is on the Thursday, 7th of Sep (9/07/2017).

Independence Day (BRAZIL) is on the 250th day of 2017. There are 115 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : Independence Day (BRAZIL)

  • Date: Sep 07, 2017
  • 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

Brazil holidays celebrated in year 2017

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Feb 27, 2017
  • Wed
  • Mar 01, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Sun
  • Apr 16, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 21, 2017
  • Mon
  • May 01, 2017
  • Thu
  • Jun 15, 2017
  • Thu
  • Sep 07, 2017
  • Thu
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Thu
  • Nov 02, 2017
  • Wed
  • Nov 15, 2017
  • Mon
  • Dec 25, 2017