Dia da Comunidade Muçulmana
(Muslim community). A day that may ignite certain discussions in Europe, but in Brazil, where Jews and Muslims are able to live in peace with each other, such a day will not cause problems. This day has been introduced in 2006, to promote fraternization between the Muslim community and other religions. In São Paulo, the day of the Muslim is on May 12.
ISLAM IN BRAZIL
|Islam no Brasil (Parte 1 de 4) – Programa Mulheres – TV Gazeta – Ramadan 2007 – Sao Paulo/SP
||Islam no Brasil (Parte 2 de 4) – Programa Mulheres – TV Gazeta – Ramadan 2007 – Sao Paulo/SP
|Islam no Brasil (Parte 3 de 4) – Programa Mulheres – TV Gazeta – Ramadan 2007 – Sao Paulo/SP
||Islam no Brasil (Parte 4 de 4) – Programa Mulheres – TV Gazeta – Ramadan 2007 – Sao Paulo/SP
|O caminho para a felicidade 1/6
||O caminho para a felicidade 2/6
|O caminho para a felicidade 3/6
||O caminho para a felicidade 4/6
|O caminho para a felicidade 5/6
||O caminho para a felicidade 6/6
Dia da Cruz
((Catholic) Cross). The cross, with or without the statue of Jesus Christ, serves as a symbol for the catholic community. In Brazil, it is common to make the cross sign when one enters a church or a chapel (sometimes they kneel too), or when one passes a church or a cemetery.
CHRISTIANITY IN BRAZIL
|Catolicismo no Brasil
||Metade do Brasil será evangélica em 2020 – Parte 1
|Metade do Brasil será evangélica em 2020 – Parte 2
||Metade do Brasil será evangélica em 2020 – Parte 3
Dia do Operador de Redes Telefônicas
Dia do Frevo
(Frevo). The frevo is a traditional dance in the northeast of Brazil, and has its origin in Pernambuco. During carnival, you are not able to escape frevo in cities like Recife and Olinda. It is a dance with a fast rhythm and acrobatic movements. The origin of the word ‘frevo’ (swirling, boiling) already indicates that this dance makes the crowd to dance too. The dance has its origins from (Spanish) marching music, and the so-called maxixe, at the end of the 19th century. The first notification of frevo in a Brazilian newspaper took place in 1907. Since the thirties of the past century, Frevo has evolved into three different styles:
(1) Frevo-de-Rua: The most common and most unique frevo style. The music is not accompanied by some lyrics, but is purely based upon dancing.
(2) Frevo-Canção: The sung frevo. The hymn of the carnival in Recife is in this frevo style.
(3) Frevo-de-Bloco: The frevo is represented by a bloco, a group. They play and dance through the streets. Behind this bloco, a huge dancing crowd.
As already mentioned, the frevo dance is an acrobatic dance, generally accompanied with a little and colorful umbrella. The origin of the acrobatic elements (according to some sources, more than 120!) is to be found in the capoeira dance. The umbrella was to replace weapons in this capoeira dance, when it was not allowed for the dances to use weapons.
“Efervecência, agitação, confusão, rebuliço; apertão nas reuniões de grande massa popular no seu vai-e-vem em direções opostas como pelo Carnaval”
|Capote da Madrugada – A História do Frevo
||Trabalho de Arte – Frevo
|ESCOLA DO FREVO – PERNAMBUCO
||Brazil – 2009 World Culture Folk Dance Competition
|FREVO: OS MELHORES 1
||FREVO: OS MELHORES 2
|100 ANOS DE FREVO 1 DEYVSON
||100 ANOS DE FREVO 2 FOFINHA
|100 ANOS DE FREVO 3 BHRUNNO
||100 ANOS DE FREVO 4 JUNINHO
|100 ANOS DE FREVO 5 INAÊ
||100 ANOS DE FREVO 6
|100 ANOS DE FREVO 7
||100 ANOS DE FREVO 8 MINININHO
|100 ANOS DE FREVO 9 CARLA
||100 ANOS DE FREVO GLOBO
Recognition of the independence of Paraguay by the Brazilian government.
Although Paraguay became independent already in 1811, only 33 years later Brazil recognized its neighbor. Earlier in 1844, Carlos Antônio Lopez succeeded dictator José Gaspar Rodriguez, who died in France, as president of Paraguay. In 1862, he was succeeded by his son, Francisco Solano Lopez. His support to the independence struggles of Uruguay, ultimately became his Waterloos, and with him a great part of the Paraguayan people lost their lives during the war of Paraguay against the Triple Alliance (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay).
|Especial: Independencia del Paraguay
||La historia del Paraguay independiente y soberano en 3D
Foundation of the city of Viamão (RS).
At that time, Rio Grande do Sul only was a passage to Colônia, a city in the Spanish colony (now Uruguay), founded by Portuguese. In 1741, Francisco Carvalho da Cunha, settled himself in the fields of Viamão, and constructed his dwelling ‘Estância Grande’. From 1766, following the Spanish invasion of capital Rio Grande, until 1773, Viamão was capital of the capitania São Pedro do Rio Grande. In 1773, Porto Alegre became the capital. At present, Viamão counts 239 thousand inhabitants (IBGE, 2010). Once a year, the Arroz com Leite festival is organized: rice and milk, the two principal agricultural products that are produced in Viamão.
|Viamão do século passado
||Viamão – Festa Arroz com Leite 2007
Prince Regent Pedro I was presented to the Brazilian people, in Teatro São João, Rio de Janeiro.
Seven days after his theatrical proclamation of the Brazilian independence, the people of Rio de Janeiro met their future emperor.
Inauguration of the first metro service in São Paulo.
The first metro line of seven kilometers went from Jabaquara to Vila Mariana, in the north-south direction. Prior to the inauguration, the people received extensive information about the use of escalators and electronic ticket machines, quite new at that time. At present, five metro lines are in use, with 64 stations over a total distance of 74.3 kilometers. The fifth metro line is partly in use, and it is expected to be fully operational in 2014. In 33 years time, the 117 trains made in total 300 million kilometers, almost 400 times a return ticket to Estação Luna (moon). On daily average, about three million Paulistas use the metro. About 17 billion people in 33 years time. The metro in São Paulo has a good reputation.
METRO IN SÃO PAULO
|História do Metrô de São Paulo
||Globo Reporter: Metrô de São Paulo
|São Paulo Metro first world, the Yellow Line
||Metro Sp – Hora do Rush
|Sao Paulo Subway – Blue Line – Linha Azul Metro de Sao Paulo
||Operação do Metrô na década de 1970
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015