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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.

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.

The Cidade Maravilhosa, in English the "Marvelous City", inspires its visitors with many sights such as the Corcovado and the Statue of Christ standing on it, the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the cult beach Copacabana, the famous cog railroad of Santa Teresa, samba, and of course the famous carnival.

The most diverse cultures, vegetation zones, ecosystems, and animal and plant species meet in Brazil. The country's history is just as diverse. Above all, the colonial era has left its traces in the old towns, in historic places, and in the traditions of the Brazilians. Take a tour through Brazil's colourful past!

Popular idioms are maintained throughout the years and are important elements of Brazil's national culture and diversity. Sometimes they transcend the boundaries of the Portuguese language and cannot be translated literally into other languages. Here you will learn some typical idioms of Brazil.

Samba de Roda, a cultural event that combines dance, music, and poetry, was born in the Recôncavo Baiano and has spread throughout the country. The musical genre is a great reference and even received the title of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". Get to know more!

Here, traditions and modernity collide, creating an ambiance all its own. On a trip to Brazil, there is probably no other place where travelers can learn so much about Brazil's culture and history. Visitors from all over the world are inspired by the liveliness of this colorful metropolis. Take a look for yourself!

Axé is probably the style of music where the opinions of Bahia's artists, researchers, and night owls differ the most. However, all agree that Axé music can be considered the musical representation of Bahia's Carnival. We dedicate a blog article today to this popular Brazilian musical style.

In the 1960s and 70s, a new and exciting musical genre emerged in Brazil. The rhythmic and thematic foundations of samba were mixed with elements from American black music. Musicians from different genres entered into dialogue with each other and created the danceable samba rock.

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