Dia da Vacina BCG
(BCG Vaccination). The World TB Day on March 24. BCG stands for Bacille Calmette Guerin – containing an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis – the vaccine against tuberculosis, developed in 1921. Tuberculosis still causes a lot of casualties; responsible for about 9 million new infections each year, making about 1.6 million TB deaths annually. The majority of infections take place in Southeast Asia and Africa. According to data from the WHO, it is estimated that one third of the world population is carrier of TB bacilli, and that a new infection takes place every second. An estimated 5 to 10 percent of the carriers may become ill during his or her life, or be able to infect others. Sources of concern are the combined HIV-TB infections that make more victims, and the emergence of resistant forms of TB, which are difficult to be treated with medication.
Dia Nacional do Sesi
(Brazilian SESI-Day). SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria) stands for the Social Service of the Industry, founded on July 1, 1946. The objective of Sesi is:
“Promover a qualidade de vida do trabalhador e de seus dependentes, com foco em educação, saúde e lazer, e estimular a gestão socialmente responsável da empresa industrial”.
“Promoting the quality of the welfare of the worker and his family, particularly in the areas of education, health and leisure, and encouraging the social responsibility of industry.”
The SESI is represented in every Brazilian state, and is responsible for organizing numerous events in the areas of education, culture, sports, and health. (Youtube Channel of SESI)
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Education – PISA
Dia da Comunidade Madeirense
(Day of the Community of Madeira). A dispute exists in the history of exploration. In this case, the discovery of Canada. It is generally assumed that John Cabot was the first to set foot on Canadian soil in 1497. But according to other historical sources, Madeirenses (from Madeira) already had reached Canada years before. One source reports that the Diogo de Teive (discoverer of the Azores Islands Flores and Corvo) already had explored the “Terra Nova” in 1452. Another explorer, João Vaz Corte Real, explored this land in 1472. In 1487, another explorer, José Afonso do Estreito, and not long after, João Fernandes O Lavrador, reached the east coast of Canada. Canada has a large Portuguese community, mainly from Madeira. São Paulo hosts a large community of descendants of settlers from Madeira.
Dia das Almas dos Antepassados
(Souls of the Ancestors). With the advent of the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese to Brazil, the cult of the ancestors was introduced in the country. Also Catholicism recognizes the existence of the soul. The doctrine of spiritism, according to Allan Kardec, is mainly based on the existence of the spirits, which may be viewed as entities that are among us. While the Christian doctrine denies the communication between the living and the dead, this is adhered by the spiritualists. Besides the cult of the ancestors for adults, there is the cult of the angels (aninhos) for newborns. Igreja Messiânica Mundial do Brasil is a religious community that adheres the doctrine of Almas dos Antepassados . Kyoshu-Sama, founder of the Buddist Shinnyo-en, summarized as follows:
“Todos temos uma partícula divina dentro de nós”.
“Each of us has something divine inside”.
“Cada um de nós é a soma de milhares de antepassados”.
“Each of us is the summation of countless ancestors”.
IMMB – Globo Report
Introduction of the actual Brazilian currency: the real.
In a relatively short time, Brazil had various series of currencies, due to the high inflation.
1833-1942: Mil Reis.
1942-1967: Cruzeiro (Mil Reis).
1967-1986: Cruzeiro Novo (1000 Cruzeiro).
1986-1989: Cruzado (1000 Cruzeiro Novo).
1989-1990: Cruzado Novo (1000 Cruzado).
1993-1994: Cruzeiro (Cruzado Novo).
1993-1994: Cruzeiro Real (1000 Cruzeiro).
1994-present: Real (2.750 Cruzeiro Real).
Video about the history of Brazilian Money
(Acre Video Productions)
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