Dia Nacional dos Clubes
(Brazilian Club Day). The Brazilian Club Day may be found on almost every calendar, but there are no activities associated with the day.
Salve os clubes brasileiros,
dos mais novos aos pioneiros.
Eles que nos dão prazer,
mestres na arte do lazer.
Clubes dos mais variados,
de grandes serviços prestados.
Clubes que entram em ação,
motivo de amor e paixão.
Quem não tem o seu dengo
como corintiano ou Flamengo
ou outro clube da nação.
Seja qual for a modalidade
todo sócio na verdade
tem um clube no coração.
Gilson Lira / Recanto das Letras (Código do texto: T3096069)
Dia da Musicoterapeuta/ da Musicoterapia
(Music therapist/ Music therapy). A controversial calendar day, since this day is also held on September 15. In 1991, this day was introduced, per decree, by governor Luiz Antônio Fleury Filho, of the state of São Paulo. Soon thereafter, the day was introduced nationwide.
|Music therapy (1/3)
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|Music therapy (3/3)
Dia Internacional do Homem
(International Men’s Day) Yes, this day exist! But not universally. In 1999, Men’s Day was introduced for the first time in Trinidad and Tobago,on November 19. Malta celebrates it on February 7. Brazil today. Ukraine, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan on February 23. India on November 19. Norway on October 7, and Canada on November 25. .
DIA DO HOMEM
|Dia do Homem
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|Dia do Homem on July 15
Discovery of the Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls
“Poor Niagara!” The legendary exclamation of Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and wife of former American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when she visited the Iguaçu waterfalls for the first time. The 275 waterfalls, stretching over an distance of almost thee kilometers, are situated at the border between Brazil and Argentina. The most impressive waterfall is undoubtedly the Garganta do Diabo, the Devil’s Throat, where the water from the Iguaçu River violently falls down more than seventy meters. Iguacú was formed about 20 million years ago, presumably the result of volcanic eruptions. At either the Brazilian and Argentinian site, a national park has been established. The parks take part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The discovery of Iguaçu may be attributed to the Spaniard Álvar Nuñes Cabeza de Vaca (1542). Only in 1881, the first settlers arrived at the location near the waterfalls: Foz do Iguaçu. José Joaquim Firmino, engineer and lieutenant in the army, arrived in 1889. Not long thereafter, the settlement became a military status, and only regaining the civilian status in 1912. Nowadays, Foz do Iguaçu and its Argentinian counterpart Puerto Iguazú receive large numbers of national and international tourists.
Of interest is the indian legend about the waterfalls:
Iguaçu has the meaning of “big water”, in Guarani language. This indian tribe has a legend about Iguaçu.
“The beautiful indian virgin Naipi was chosen to marry M’Boy, the snake god. Meanwhile, a young warrior, named Tarobá, fell hopelessly in love with Naipi. At the day of the wedding ceremonial, the lovers escaped in a canoe. When M’Boy discovered that his bride had escaped, he transformed himself in a giant serpent and hunted for them. At the site where the M’Boy serpent dug himself into the earth, an enormous canyon was created. The god transformed Naipi in a stone, and she had to be eternally slung through the water. Her lover was transformed in a palm tree, and stood at the rim of the canyon. Naipi and Tarobá could see each other for ever, but never touch each other again.”
FOZ DO IGUAÇU
|Foz do Iguaçu – PR
||Amateur video of the waterfalls
|Foz do Iguaçu (1/2) The Water
||Foz do Iguaçu (2/2) The Legend
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015