Dia dos Bandeirantes
(Brazilian Pioneers). During the colonial era in Brazil, bandeirantes were sent to fight Indians or to trace slaves who had escaped. With time, it were the bandeirantes who explored the interior of Brazil, during numerous expeditions. They may be compared with the pioneers in the United States. Their most important goal was the discovery of gold and diamonds. Famous bandeirantes were Fernão Dias Pais and Manuel Borba Gato, who have explored a great part of the state of Minas Gerais. Other famous bandeirantes were Jerônimo Leitâo, Nicolau Barreto, Antônio Raposo Tavares, and Francisco Bueno.
Dia Nacional de Combate ao Colesterol
(Cholesterol campaign). As in The Netherlands, in Europe, in the United States, Brazilians run the risk of getting cardiovascular problems due to excessive consumption of food, and food that is rich in fat. The Brazilian Cardiology Society launches national campaigns that start on August 8, to inform the Brazilians about the danger of cholesterol. This day has been introduced by law in 2002.
The 10 commandments referring to cholesterol:
1 Controlar o peso (check your weight)
2 Controlar o médico periodicamente (visit your physician frequently)
3 Medir a pressão arterial com freqüencia (check your blood pressure frequently)
4 Dizer não ao fumo (do not smoke)
5 Verificar a quantidade do sal no rótulos dos alimentos (check for the amount of salt in food)
6 Dizer não á obesitas e sedentarismo (no to obesity and the lack of movement)
7 Escolher bem os alimentos (know what you eat)
8 Praticar esportes (do sports and exercises)
9 Saber se é diabético (know what is diabetes)
10 Evitar o estresse (avoid stress)
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Dia do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional
(Brazilian Cultural and Artistic Heritage). The IPHAN (Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional) is a government institution that takes care of Brazilian heritage. That includes historical cities (Diamantina, Ouro Preto, Congonhas), historic city centers (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Petrópolis, Mariana, Alcântara, São Luis), archeological locations, historic buildings as the Lacerda Elevator in Salvador. To make it a bit confused: another Dia do Patrimônio Histórico is on August 17.
|I am young and my heritage is the world
||Tombamento de patrimônios no Brasil – Heritage in Brazil
||IPHAN no Bom Dia SC
|Iphan – São Luiz do Paraitinga
||Bumba Boi – Festa de devoção do brinquedo do Maranhão
|Paranaguá Pedras Constroem Histórias
Death of admiral Barroso (1804-1882).
Francisco Manoel Barroso was born in Lisbon, and moved, together with his parents and the royal family, to Brazil at the age of four. As a marine, he was involved in a number of Brazilian conflicts, and Francisco commanded the Brazilian fleet that defeated the Paraguayan fleet during the Battle of Riachuelo in 1865. After his military career, he spent the rest of his life in Montevideo, Uruguay.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015