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Candelaria Chruch in the cultural center of Rio de Janeiro.

Culture

Cultural Diversity of Brazil

The influences of African, European and indigenous cultures have their place in the melting pot of Brazil. The country’s cultural heritage is as diverse as nature itself. Our blog entries tell you all about it.

The first thoughts that come to mind when thinking of samba are usually Brazilian music, street dancing, or the carnival in Rio. When we speak of “samba de gafieira”, we mean a romantic couple dance. For the enthusiastic dancers among you, the rhythm should not be a foreign word before you start your journey to Brazil.

If you plan your trip to Brazil in the middle of June, you will be able to experience this event. Unlike in the US, Valentine's Day in Brazil is celebrated in June and not on February 14. This is because the world famous carnival takes place in the country in February and the two holidays are not meant to collide.

Most travelers to Brazil probably have little contact with the political events in the country. But political decisions directly affect the lives of local people. So a little basic knowledge about the political system in Brazil can help you better understand the country in general. Here's what's good to know about Brazilian politics.

No one wants to stand out negatively as a tourist in a foreign country. Brazilians are very open, fun-loving people with big hearts. True to the motto "carpe diem", every moment is cherished. In order to adapt to the Brazilian lifestyle during your trip to Brazil, there are a few points you should keep in mind.

Carnival is the biggest event in Brazil every year. Due to the Corona pandemic, Brazil had to suspend the carnival already in 2021. For this year, there was hope for a long time that the carnival could take place as usual. Are you a lover of carnival in Brazil? We let you in on the current state of affairs today.

If you are going on a trip to Brazil, you should not miss multifaceted Salvador! The vibrant culture of the Afro-Brazilians is omnipresent and reflected in the art, the music, the food, and the pulsating attitude towards life. Join us on our cultural tour of Salvador and pick up some insider tips!

Paulo Coelho de Souza is one of Brazil's most famous writers and is world-renowned by now. We take you on a literary Brazilian journey and introduce you to the eventful life and works of the bestselling Brazilian author, including his internationally acclaimed bestseller "The Alchemist".

As a former Portuguese colony and country of immigration, Brazil has different Christmas traditions. We enlighten you about peru de natal and papai noel and introduce you to some Brazilian Christmas traditions. You might even feel the urge to escape winter in Northern America and take a spontaneous Brazil trip to the sun.

Since colonial times, people from Brazilian black communities have been exposed to serious racism and inequality. Dia da Consciência Negra enables these people to defend their rights, culture, and independence. In addition, the day honors the unique aspects of the pervasive Afro-Brazilian culture in the country.

If you want to experience a cultural highlight on a trip to Brazil and you are not afraid of debauched festivities, the Sairé Festival in Alter do Chão is just the right place. The four-day festival is a true mix of cultures, full of symbolism and influences from Portuguese and indigenous traditions.

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