Brazil celebrates its Independence Day on September 7 of every year. This day was declared a national holiday in 1949 to commemorate the day that Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves declared their independence from the United Kingdom.
Portugal’s refusal to take part in the trade embargo against the United Kingdom led to Napoleon Bonaparte invading that nation in 1808. When Brazil was still a colony, the Portuguese king relocated the Court from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815 the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves was founded.
The Portuguese Assembly urged that Brazil resume its previous status as a colony in 1820 after the royal family was forced to return to Portugal. On September 7, 1822, Pedro, Prince of Brazil, rebuffed it and declared Brazil’s independence. Brazil was not acknowledged by Portugal as an independent state until 1825.
Thousands of spectators watch the annual military parade as Brazilian Independence Day is observed. The president of Brazil is present during a large military parade in the capital city of Brasilia. ye.commastmastmastmastmastmas, and
Sete de Setembro is another name for Independence Day. The day is enthusiastically observed, and numerous parades, concerts, and other unique patriotic events are held.
Many different native tribes had long called the area now inhabited by Brazil home, but it wasn’t until the Portuguese discovered and established the area in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries that the present country started to take shape. Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Portugal at the beginning of the 19th century forced the Portuguese king to relocate to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Portuguese throne established “the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves” as a new governmental structure for their dominion in 1815. This meant that Brazil, the southernmost portion of modern-day Portugal (known as the Algarve), and Portugal itself were all independent states ruled by a single monarch, whose residence was still Rio de Janeiro.
Prince Pedro I was left in charge of running the Portuguese Empire’s share in Brazil after the king left after a revolution broke out in Portugal in 1820. Brazil was asked to be downgraded back to its previous status as a simple colony in 1821. Prince Pedro declined, and on September 7, 1822, with the complete support of the Brazilian Senate, he proclaimed Brazil’s independence.
Although Brazil and Portugal did engage in an independent war, it was largely bloodless. The last Portuguese soldiers in Brazil had already been routed by 1824, and Portugal formally acknowledged Brazil’s independence in 1825. The only monarchy that has ever existed in the Western Hemisphere was in Brazil. Brazil didn’t actually embrace a republican system of government until 1893.