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Brazil 

Jada London 

Miss Armstrong 

11/29/17

English 2 1st prd

Brazil Traditions

  Brazil is very well known for their traditions.                                                                                      Brazil has many traditions going from sports, to dance, to their religion. Capoeira is where they are known for their martial arts, and it was a plan for self-defense. Back was to disguise the fighting as dancing, but now resembles as dancing. Brazil was so into soccer that it became a big national obsession. They also have other religious traditions like Catholicism and Candomble. Candomble traditions give Yemanja, the goddess, offering, and Boa Morte, also beautiful death, celebration happens in Salvador.  and involves music and dance. Samba is music that's from the Bantu the people that arrived in Brazil from Angola. Fancy balls happen all throughout the city's upscale venues there known as "blocos." The most popular is called the Copacabana. In the streets, the Samba school parade happens, and cities also have visitors, watch all throughout the day until tomorrow morning. Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are very well known for their parades. The cities spend months practicing for their carnivals. Two weeks before the festival, bands will play throughout Rio's neighborhoods. Rio is a new year celebration, by evening people have gathered along the beaches also the bands to watch fireworks. In the Afro-Brazilian religion, they wear all white, light candles, and send boats off into the ocean for the goddess Yemenja offering her trinkets. Brazil is very well known for their traditions. Brazil traditions are important to bring everyone together also to celebrate their God and to show their music and their dances (Hill). 

Brazil Religious/Beliefs

Brazil has many many different religions, not like any other countries. Since there is so much diversity in its cultures, this country has an impressive range of religious ideas and affiliations. Three-quarters of the population are Roman Catholic. There are a lot more Catholics in Brazil than any country in the world. Roman-ism was brought into Brazil when the Europeans settlers reached with the ambition to “civilizing” local native people. They made churches and they introduced religious leaders into the country, they taught children and elderly similar to the doctrines of Catholicism. Over the 19th century, Catholicism was made an official religion of Brazil. Recent surveys have shown that around 90% of the Brazilian community advocate to some religious ideas, which make it religiously inclined than any South American country. About 1% of the population does not believe in a God. Spiritualism is one of the important religions in Brazil. Their practices are based more on ancient Amerindian cultures but also have the influence of African cultures and characteristics that were brought into the culture centuries ago; when slaves were imported to Brazil from the “Dark Continent” of Africa. Tribes and cultures were not allowed in the worship of spirits since they weren’t taught by a more structured concept of creation, which wasn’t brought up on the teachings of the bible. Brazil has many variety of religious beliefs in their country, more than ninety percent are catholic and small amount don't believe in God. Religion is very important, it shows what you believe and also what can bring you together by believing the same thing as another person (Meyer).

Languages In Brazil  

Brazil’s language is the most important to its country which forms their identity and status. Portuguese is spoken over by 99 percent of the population in Brazil. Even though Portuguese is the first language for half the country. Many foreign languages have expanded the national lexicon to give the original language it unique identity. The Italians, Germans, Japanese, and Spanish-speaking immigrants have introduced new words and expression into what is now called Brazilian Portuguese. An example is the expression "tchau" meaning “farewell” that Brazilians use, which was originally used from the Italians the word ciao.The written form of Portuguese is only used by a small portion of Brazilians which is most commonly used by educated citizens. The words tend to be very more complex than the Spanish and English languages. Which show that many immigrants and also visitors to Brazil have a difficult time writing in Portuguese. Since Brazil is is very large, with its independence, and relative isolation, foreign languages are not normally heard around the country. Also like South American and European countries, English is mostly studied in school, usually in colleges or private schools. English has replaced French in Brazil as the national’s principal second language among educated people. There is approximately the same difference between the Portuguese in Brazil than Portuguese spoken in Portugal another example is English spoken in the united states is also spoken differently in the United Kingdom. Brazil language has been introduced to many countries which it's language has different expression, meanings, and vocabulary similar to many countries. Having a language is very important so you're able to communicate with another person, and especially learning more than one language (Languages in Brazil).

Works Cited 

“Brazilian Languages Guide: The Languages Spoken in Brazil.” Studycountry, www.studycountry.com/guide/BR-language.htm


Hill, Danielle. “Cultural Traditions & Festivals in Brazil.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, traveltips.usatoday.com/cultural-traditions-festivals-brazil-63001.html.


Meyer, Amelia. “Brazil.org.za.” Brazil Religion, 1 Jan. 1970, www.brazil.org.za/religion.html.