Brazilian Days 344
Dia do Palhaço
(Day of the Clown). The International Clown Day is celebrated in various countries. In Peru, the day is celebrated on 25 May, and in Mexico and Brazil, it is celebrated on 10 December, while other countries have their clown day on 1 April. The idea of celebrating Clown Day in Brazil originated in São Paulo in 1981. In that year, Cia. Abracadraba, a traveling circus company, had Mexican clowns working, who wanted to have introduced their Mexican Clown Day in Brazil. Since then, Clown Day is celebrated in a growing number of cities.
Dia Universal dos Direitos Humanos
(Universal Day of Human Rights). Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Human Rights Day was introduced (Resolution 423). When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance”. Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights.
20 Years Working for Your Rights
Division of Brazil in two administrative regions: North with Salvador as capital, and South with Rio de Janeiro as capital.
Earlier in 1572, governor Mem de Sá had died. His already appointed successor, D. Luís de Vasconcelos, had died in an attack by the French, when he was on the way to Brazil. In order to realize a better administration of the Brazilian colony, the Portuguese Crown decided to split the colony in two parts. However, this separation proved not to be sucessful, and Brazil was united again in 1578.
Brazil declared war against the governments of the provinces of Rio da Prata (Cisplatina War).
Introduction of conscription in Brazil.
Jânio Quadros nominated as presidential candidate for the UDN party.
Introduction of the Usucaption Law
A Brazilian worker who constructs a house and plant the area, which is smaller than 25 hectares, without any opposition against for five years, may consider himself as the owner of the area and the house.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015