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Dia do Amigo
(Friend’s Day). This day was introduced by Argentine Enrique Ernesto Febbraro. He was inspired by the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969, which day was not only a technological milestone, but also a day that provides opportunities to make friendships with anyone, on the Earth and beyond. In 1979, the day was introduced in Argentina by decree 235/79, and Brazil followed little time later. In 1985, the United Nations added this day on their calendar, followed by more than one hundred nations. On April 27, 2011, the United Nations declared July 30 as the International Day of Friendship.
“Não sei se a vida é curta ou longa demais para nós,
Mas sei que nada do que vivemos
Tem sentido se não focamos o coração das pessoas
E isso não é coisa de outro mundo.
É o sentido da vida!
É o que faz com que ela não seja nem curta, nem longa demais
Mas que seja intensa, verdadeira, para enquanto durar.
Muitas vezes basta ser
Colo que acolhe, braço que envolve,
Palavra que conforta, silêncio que respeita, alegria que contagia,
Lágrima que corre, olhar que acaricia, desejo que sacia, amor que promove.”
Nunca foi um bom amigo quem por pouco quebrou a amizade.
A good friend does not end a friendship because of a minor issue.
O que é um amigo? Uma única alma habitando dois corpos.
What is a friend? That is the only soul that houses in two bodies.
É COISA BOA,
É COISA LINDA,
É COISA CHATA,
É TUDO E MAIS UM POUCO,
É PARA TODOS E PARA NINGUÉM,
É COISA PARA TODO HORA.
AMIGO É INDEFINIDO.
AMIGO É DA GENTE PARA TODO A GENTE.
E DE GENTES PARA NOSSA GENTE.
AMIGO É ASSIM, AMIGO.
Dia Mundial da Amizade
(World Friendship Day). Another confusing date. In 1935, the American Congress introduced the National Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August.. This initiative was followed by a number of other nations. In contrast, in for example Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, the Dia do (or del) Amigo is on July 20, today.
Dia do Revendedor de Petróleo e Derivados / dos Postos de Gasolina
(Oil Broker, Gasoline seller).
Dia Pan-Americano do Engenheiro
(Panamerican day of the Engineer)
Dia de Alberto Santos Dumont
(Alberto Santos Dumont). See below
Death of Padre Cicero, religious leader.
Born in Ceará (1844), padre Cícero Romão Batista may be considered as a Messiah for the poor people in Northeast Brazil. The large majority in this region is catholic, but they consider the Vatican as too distant from them. Not only in kilometers, but also in the understanding of their harsh circumstances. Therefore, they are very sensitive for charismatic people who appear to be as poor and humble as they are. A good start for a charismatic public figure as Padre Cicero. A saint for the one, a demagogue of the other. The legend around the priest was born in 1889. During the mass, one of the worshipers was not able to swallow the Host, because it was transformed in a red substance. Investigations did not reveal its origin, and this happening was considered as a miracle. It was not the only ‘miracle’. Soon pilgrimages were organized to this chapel. Cicero even became politician, became major of his parish. That gained him many opponents. The catholic church blocked his religious tasks. After his death, his town Juazeiro became one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Brazil, with more than 2 million pilgrims annually. Some among them arrive on their bleeding knees at the statue, in their eyes a sacred place.
His statue in Ceará
|Padre Cicero – Romão Batista 1
||Padre Cicero – Romão Batista 2
|Padre Cicero – Romão Batista 3
||Padre Cicero – Romão Batista 4
|Padre Cicero – Documentary (2011)
||Padre Cicero – Documentary (1972)
|‘Miracles in Juazeiro’
||Story telling the death of Padre Cicero
Death of composer Haroldo Lobo (1910-1965).
Haroldo was one of the most influential composers of carnival music in Rio de Janeiro, in the past century. During his productive life he wrote no less than 453 musics; more than 300 of them were carnival musics. Haroldo did not enjoy his ultimate success, “Que Tristeza”, since he died of a heart attack prior to the first performance.
|Haroldo Lobo – de Lá Pra Cá 1
||Haroldo Lobo – de Lá Pra Cá 2
|Haroldo Lobo – de Lá Pra Cá 3
Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho
Birth of Alberto Santos Dumont.
Alberto Santos Dumont is the principal Brazilian aviation pioneer. He made his first motorized flight in 1906.
|O Reporte da História
||‘O Pai da Aviação’
|Life and Works 1
||Life and Works 2
Inauguration Marco das Três Fronteiras.
In Foz do Iguaçu, the borders of Argentina (Puerto Iguazú), Paraguay (Puerto Presidente Franco), and Brazil form a triple frontier. In each of the mentioned locations an obelisk as been erected as a landmark. The three obelisks form a equilateral triangle, as a symbol of equality and fraternity between the three countries. The Brazilian as well as the Argentinean obelisk were erected on July 20, 1903, each decorated in the national colors. In the near future, a second ‘Friendship Bridge’ between Paraguay and Brazil will be constructed. Also a panoramic tower has been designed.
|Bridging the borders?
||Showing the three columns
Second attack against the Citadel of the Muckers – movement of protestant colonists in Rio Grande do Sul
Panamerican Games, judo: Gold medal for Edinanci Silva, after defeating the Cuban Yurisel Laborde
Edinanci also won the gold medal at the 2003 Panamerican Games. She won bronze twice at the World Championships in 1997 and in 2003.
Panamerican Games, judo: Gold medal for Tiago Camilo, after defeating the Cuban Jorge Benavides.
Tiago also won the gold medal at the Panamerican Games in 2003 and 2011. He became world champion in 2007, and gained silver (2000), and bronze (2008) at the Olympic Games.
Panamerican Games, swimming: Gold medal for Thiago Pereira (200 m medley).
Thiago won six golden medals during the 2007 edition, and more six during the 2011 edition of the Panamerican Games. He reached 5th (2004) and 4th (2008) during the Olympic Games (200 m medley).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015