Holidays in Portuguese
Oi! Tudo bom? Welcome to the Rocket Portuguese lesson on Holidays. Brazil is a mainly Catholic country and as such, there are many férias celebrated throughout the year. The most famous and probably most important is Carnaval – or what Americans know as Mardi Gras. It's celebrated in February and starts the Catholic time of sacrifice called Lent. At this time, the streets fill with colors and people dancing.
Today we’ll go over this and several other holidays in Portuguese that you might find just as important as the people in Portuguese-speaking countries do.
Resources for further reading:
Pronouncing holidays in Portuguese
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Primeiro de abril (dia da mentira)
April Fool's Day
Dia dos Pais
Dia das Mães
Ano Novo / Réveillon
New Year's Day
Dia do Trabalhador
Dia de Ação de Graças
Nossa Senhora de Aparecida
Dia dos Namorados (celebrated on June 12th)
Dia da Independência (Brazil’s Independence Day is on Sep. 7th)
That’s it for this lesson on holidays in Portuguese. I hope you learned a lot! To practice these new words, try marking your calendar with the holidays and important days in your life in Portuguese. You’ll start to remember them automatically after some practice!
Here are a few recommended Portuguese lessons to try next!
- Talking nationalities in Portuguese.
- Learn your numbers in Portuguese.
- Understanding Portuguese Articles.
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