Brazilian Independence Day 2023- The day of the Declaration of Independence of Brazil

Every year on September 7, Brazilian Independence Day is observed by the people all over the country. Also known as Sete de Setembro or Seven of September, the day celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves on the same day in 1822. Celebrations of the day include parades and concerts organized all over the nation and in other parts of the world as well. For more details related to the significance, history, and observation of Brazilian Independence Day 2023, keep reading this article.

Brazilian Independence Day 2023 Overview

EventBrazilian Independence Day, Sete de Setembro, Seven of September
DateSeptember 7, 2023
Observed byBrazil
Purpose of celebrationTo celebrate Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

Brazilian Independence Day Upcoming Events

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Brazilian Independence Day for the next 5 years.

Brazilian Independence Day 2023September 7, 2023Thursday
Brazilian Independence Day 2024September 7, 2024Saturday
Brazilian Independence Day 2025September 7, 2025Sunday
Brazilian Independence Day 2026September 7, 2026Monday
Brazilian Independence Day 2027September 7, 2027Tuesday

Significance of Brazilian Independence Day

Brazilian Independence Day marks the day of the liberation of Brazil from the dominance of the Portuguese. The people of Brazil perished under the rule of Portuguese for over 300 years who exploited both the human and natural resources of the country. At the beginning of the 1820s, various turn of events took place finally leading up to the freedom of Brazil on September 7, 1822.

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History of Brazilian Independence

In 1820, a political revolution erupted in Portugal and John VI, the king of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves was forced to return to Portugal. The reign of Brazil was given to his son Pedro, Prince of Brazil as a regent. In 1821, the Portuguese Assembly ordered Brazil to return to being a colony and the heir prince to return to Portugal. Influenced by the Rio de Janeiro Senate, Pedro refused both requests on January 9, 1822. Later on September 2nd, 1822, a new order of demands arrived in Rio de Janeiro, while Prince Pedro was in São Paulo. His wife who was acting as Princess Regent at the time sent Pedro a letter advising him to proclaim Brazil’s independence. The letter reached Pedro on 7 September 1822 and on the same day, he declared the country’s independence.

Brazilian Independence Day Celebration in 2023

Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated by patriotic displays and civil and military parades organized in most of the cities. In the capital city of Brasília, the national celebration takes place with a civil-military parade at the Ministries Esplanade in the presence of the country’s President. The Brazilian National Anthem is also played and a ceremonial gun section of the Cayenne Battery fires a 21-gun salute. The whole event is broadcast on TV for the people who are unable to become a part of the celebration.

Celebration of Brazilian Independence Day is held in other countries as well. In New York City parades, exhibitions of Brazilian dances and martial arts, and concerts featuring famous Brazilian musicians are organized near Times Square. These events also air live in Brazil. Similar events are held in Florida, San Diego, Toronto, Los Angeles, and London.

Interesting Facts about Brazil & its Independence

Check out some interesting facts related to Brazil & its independence:

  1. Brazil celebrated its bicentennial, i.e., 200th anniversary as a nation on September 7th, 2022.
  2. Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815. was a major factor contributing to Brazil’s push for independence from the Portuguese Empire.
  3. Since its independence in 1822, Brazil has implemented seven constitutions.
  4. In the 1930s and 1940s, Brazil was a fascist state. It was then a military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. It became a constitutional democracy in 1988.
  5. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil and it is the only Latin American country not to speak Spanish as its native language.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will be Brazilian Independence Day 2023 celebrated?

September 7, 2023

For how long did Portugal rule Brazil?

Portugal ruled Brazil for 322 years.

Is there any holiday observed on Brazilian Independence Day?

Yes, Brazilian Independence Day is observed as a national holiday in the country.

What is Lei Áurea?

Lei Áurea, also known as Golden Law, was a slavery abolition law passed in Brazil in 1888.

What is the capital of Brazil?


Which is the largest country in South America?

Brazil is the largest country in South as well as Latin America.

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