Brazil is a very diverse and multicultural country so there are multiple religions followed
Catholic is the most common religion in Brazil as it’s the country with the most catholics in the world
The main churches in brazil are: Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, Episcopal, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Baptist.
The Catholic religion came to Brazil when the European settlers came to civilize the native people
Other non christian religions include: Jewish, Muslim (Islam), Buddhism, Jehovah's Witness, Shinto, Rastafarian, Candomble, Umbanda.
Carnival Weekend in Rio de Janeiro (february 24th- 28th)
Carnival/ Mardi Gras is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become an event of huge proportions. The Annual Brazilian festival is held between the friday afternoon (51 days before easter) and Ash wednesday at noon, which marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day period before easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “carnival”, from “carnelevare” (to remove meat). Rythme, participation and costumes vary from one religion of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, and Vitoria, huge organized parades are led by samba schools. The official parades are meant to be watched by the public, while minor parades called blocos allow public participation.
All Souls’ Day
Day dedicated to giving prayers for the dead. Very similar to the Mexican Day of the Dead as they both are meant for the same reason and both holidays take place on November 2nd. The intent of the holiday is for the living to assist those in purgatory (ability to cleanse or purify). Initially it is a day for the living to celebrate and honor the dead.
The official language of Brazil is portuguese and is spoken by almost 100% of the population
Minority languages include ones from Europe, indigenous languages and, Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea
The indigenous languages are Tupí, Arawak, Carib, and Gê.
The portuguese spoken in Brazil is the same as in Portugal other than different accents in certain areas of the country
Some of the ways to differentiate portuguese spoken in Brazil and spoken in Portugal are different personal nouns, pronouns and, verb conjugations
When writing in portuguese, the grammar rules are less strict
Root vegetables are commonly used
Since brazil is a country with tropical conditions fruits are able to grow easily so they have easy access to fruits
Most favourable fruits in brazil are mangos, papayas, guavas, granadillas and pineapple
A popular dish from Brazil is the Feijoada which is made from beans and several types of meat
Most dishes from brazil use rice and or beans as an ingredient, common meats used are pork, beef and seafood
-Traditional Brazilian clothing is influenced by a combination of different races and immigrants from all across the world. In southern Brazil there is a mixture of German, Russian, and Italian, English, Portuguese and African immigrants. Women wear long flowing skirts with headscarves. Fabric is light and vibrant and is usually made from cotton. Brazilian culture is enriched with literature, arts, music and divine cuisine. Since Brazil is known for its famous parade festivals the residents are known to wear bright and vibrant clothing pieces. Brazil is known internationally for it’s vibrant, showy and suggestive clothing such as the carnival bikini tops with feathered and jeweled arrangements.