Brazilian culture is made up of many influences from South America, Africa, and parts of Europe!


The largest influence comes from Portugal!


This is where most of their language, customs and their main religion comes from!



Photo Credit:

"Portuguese Flag-Map” by Aivazovsky is licensed under CC BY-SA

“Map of Brasil with flag inside it” by Pumbaa80, Kelson, Oalexander, Marcos elias de Oliveira Junior and Giro720 is licensed under CC BY-SA

 
 

The official language is known as Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese!


But, there are over 160 languages spoken in Brazil!


Some other languages that are spoken in Brazil are, German, Italian, African, and Spanish!



 

Brazil is recognized for their

SAMBA!


Not only is it a type of music but its also a special type of dance!


Brazil also has a special drumming music that is played during most of their festivals!

Its called BATUCADA!


Photo Credit:

Mouse, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfFsXznB2UI

"Group Tribal Percussions” by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
 

The national dish is a type of black bean stew!


There are many ways to make it but usually its beans and some type of meat!


Brazilian BBQ is another national dish that has become popular around the world!


One type of BBQ is called picanha and its eaten with rice and beans!



 

Photo Credit:

“Feijoada: Brazilian Black Bean & Meat Stew” by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

“Brasilian Churrasco” by Afrank99 is licensed under CC BY-SA-2.5

The biggest festival is Carnival!


They hold a big parade with amazing floats as part of a competition.


This festival can last for up to a week and takes place in Rio de Janeiro!


Festivals make up a huge portion of Brazilian culture!


They have music, dance, food, and often traditional costumes!


 
 
 

Look at some of these amazing floats!


Each group has their own float with a theme that changes every year!


Every float has music and dancers!


“5th Float: A Giganted De Galapgos E Os Vestigios de Um Grane Imperio” by Ian Gampon is licensed under CC BY-2.0

Desfile de carnaval na Sapucaí no Carnaval de 201” by Raphael David/Agência Brasil licensed under CC BY-SA