. Flag . Government System . First and The New Capital . Regions . Weather . Environment . Religion . Celebrations . Language and Language Influences . Music . Food . Currency . Sports Topics:
The Brazilian Flag and its colors : Green represents the forests; Yellow represents the wealth; Blue represents the sky; White represents peace; The Stars represent the 26 states and the Federal District.
Government System: The Federative Republic of Brazil is a democratic State by rights, with a Presidential system of government. The President of the Republic performs two functions: those of Head of State and Head of the Federal Government .
The first capital of The Federative Republic of Brazil was Rio de Janeiro located in the southeast region of the country.
Due to security matters, the capital was transferred to Brasilia, Federal District as a planned city. This picture shows the most famous avenue called Esplanada dos Ministerios .
Regions: Green – North Blue – Northeast Purple – Central-west Red – Southeast Yellow – South
Weather: Tropical weather all over the country with high temperatures from 60 F to 100 F, except for the south region which has a definite winter season with low temperatures from 32 F to 45 F. But this does not mean that in the summer it does not get hot. It can have the same temperatures from the rest of the country in the summer.
Brazil is considered to have one of the largest biodiversities of the globe.
Religions : The main religion of Brazil is the Catholic one, followed by Protestantism and Spiritism (with African influence).
Celebration: The most famous celebration in Brazil is Carnaval that took place last week – February 2 nd to 6 th all over the country. But the main celebrations occur in Rio de Janeiro with the gorgeous parades and in Salvador with the crowds in the streets.
Language: The official language of Brazil is Portuguese due to the Portugal colonization. It has influences of Brazilian Indian Languages such as Tupinamba, Tupi Guarani, French, Spanish from Spain and Italian. That is why it is considered a very hard language to learn.
Music: The main important types of music in Brazil are: Samba, Forro, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Popular Music and Axe.
Food: These are the most typical Brazilian dishes: Feijoada, Prato Feito, Baiao de dois, Carne de Sol com Mandioca, Bobo de camarao, Acaraje, Churrasco, Pao de queijo and the famous Caipirinha drink.
Currency: Our currency is Real. One dollar is worth R$1.76 reais.
Sports: There are all kinds of sports except baseball, football and hockey. But the national passion is SOCCER!
For more information about Brazil, visit: http://www.brasil.gov.br/ingles/ Music : Aquarela do Brasil