Dia do Parlamento
(Parliament). The day was established on 27 July 1975, via Lei 6.230. The day commemorates the installation of the First Assembleia Constituinte (Constitutional Assembly) and the creation of the Legislative Power in 1823.
Dia do Legislador
(Legislator). According to the same law that established ‘Dia do Parlamento’, the ‘Dia do Legislador’ was introduced.
Dia do Solo
(Soil). The day is established to pay attention to conservation of the soil. The Brazilian day of soil conservation was on 15 April.
Dia do Pau-brasil
(Pau Brasil – Brazilian tree). The day was established by law ‘Lei 6.607‘ on 7 December 1978. The ‘Caesalpinia echinata’ was then declared national tree. the name Brazil is derived from this tree.
Dia do Sertanejo
(Sertanejo – Brazilian country music). During the sixties of the past century, guitar players (violeiros) gathered – for one day – in Aparecida (SP), to attend a mass. In 1964, Geraldo Meireles (who was considered as the ‘marshal of the sertanejo music’) proposed to gather the guitar players once a year, on a fixed date. With the help of local radio station ‘Rádio Aparecida’ and the violeiros, Meireles presented the duo Tonico and Tinoco, on 3 May 1964.
Dia do Sol
(Sun). The day is meant to realize the importance of the sun for our existence. The day was internationally introduced by the UNEP.
Dia Mundial da Liberdade de Imprensa
(World Press Freedom Day). In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day, to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, and to pay tribute to journalist who have died in the exercise of their work.
Opening of the first Assembléia Constituinte (Constitutional Assembly) in Brazil
First mass in Brasília
President Kubitschek gave the order for the first mass.
Foundation of Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Brazilian Academy of Sciences)
Start of the construction of Catedral Metropolitana de Belém (PA)
First soccer match played by Flamengo, which beat Mangueiras 15 x 2.
Medicine students occupied the faculty building in Belo Horizonte (MG)
Senator Heloísa Helena (who was expelled from PT on 14/12/2003) announced her candidacy for the 2006 presidential elections.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015