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Brazilian Culture

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carla rosales

on 19 September 2012

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Brazil Brazilian Culture Largest country in South America Brazil is the longest country in the world

And the 5th largest in the world Population:196,655,014. (2011) (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr Language: Portuguese Learn more: http://www.celebratebrazil.com/interesting-facts-about-brazil.html#ixzz26fpd2m6J Credits Learn more: http://www.celebratebrazil.com/interesting-facts-about-brazil.html#ixzz26ftotPLw Technology Language The only Portuguese speaking country in the Americas. The largest Portuguese speaking country in the world. Symbols The Brazilian Flag Folkways Mores (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr Food Laws Values Clothing Basic Facts Acarajé
(snack) Feijoada
(main dish) Pao de Queijo
(accompainments) Brazilians tend to place importance on family and kindship relations.
They have a genuine, strong bond with their parents and their children, and they cultivate their relationships with their aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. In general, the dress code is casual and comfortable -Because Brazilians are proud of their bodies, they are willing to show off more skin, regardless of their shape.
-The women like halter tops that are tasteful while still daring. They also wear dresses and skirts with hems above the knee.
-This goes for older women as well as the younger crowd.
-For the beach, women wear bikinis with a sarong or shirt for a cover up. -Clothes should fit the body and not be baggy or too loose.
-Brazilians do not hide their bodies behind their clothing. .- GREEN: the Brazilian tropical forests and rainforests.
- YELLOW: symbolizes gold
- BLUE symbolizes the Brazilian sky (a curiosity: according to the Discovery Channel, Brazil has the most blue sky of the world).
-The STARS, as shown in the flag, resemble the Brazilian sky over the city of Rio de Janeiro on the day the independence from Portugal was declared. ---There are 27 stars, each representing a Brazilian state.
-On the blue circle at the middle there is a white strip where is written: "Ordem e Progresso", which means "Order and Progress" More fun facts.. Shake hands when youu meet someone at first. As for women, you greet them with a kiss on the cheek. Have small breakfasts, their biggest meal is lunch, our supper is late, around 8 and 10 pm. - Soccer is often regarded as the second religion in Brazil, and everyone is passionate about the sport. This is by far the most important of all the Brazil sports. Every Brazilian city has at least one soccer stadium! •Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue, located in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. The samba is a uniquely Brazilian dance. More than just Latin it has heavy African influences too. Putting their bags or briefcases on the floor, supposedly makes your money run away. When you receive a visit at your house, and want them to leave you can put a broom behind the door The following felonies shall be designated as violent felonies:
- Kidnapping http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_the_colors_on_the_Brazilian_flag_represent#ixzz26hStZt5S

http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/exploresouthamericanfood/tp/BrazilianMenu.htm If you are invited to a Brazilians house you must bring the hostess flowers or a small gift.
o Avoid giving anything purple or black as these are mourning colours.
o Handkerchiefs are also associated with funerals, so they do not make good gifts.
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