The culture and history in Brazil is one that is diverse and varied. This is because there are numerous nationalities found in the area. This was due to slavery and the wide dominance of Europeans. This brought about the migration of migrants from all countries bordering Brazil and this led to the influence of the local cultures through their ideas and customs. The settlers also brought certain beliefs, innovations and ideas. This helped in shaping the people tremendously. All the above has led to a complex and unique modern culture in Brazil. Other things that make the country unique and special are the 5 iconic symbols of Brazil. They include:
The Rio Carnival.
It is among the largest festivals in the world. The festival is usually characterized by fun, parties and amazing dances. The festival is held dearly by most of the people living in Brazil. The festival occurs forty six days just before celebrating Lent. There are many tourists that visit the country during the carnival. The festival dates back in the 1720s. Samba competitions are also a part of the festival. Many people participate indirectly or directly to make the festival more memorable each year.(image by Journey Latin America).
Christ the Redeemer statue.
This is the most frequented tourist site in Brazil. It is also among the Seven Wonders of the World. The statue stands tall in Rio de Janeiro. Standing at 98 feet, it is viewed as the second work of art sculpture in the globe. It is found at the topmost part of the Corcovado Mountain. It acts as a welcoming sign for tourists due to its open arms. Many people find the site of the statue mesmerizing.Recent travel news disclosed that the giant structure is going under renovation and it might change to a darker color.
This is the largest tropical forest in the world. Though the forest has some parts found in other countries, its largest portion which is about 60% is found in Brazil. Recently, it has been considered for entry in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is commonly known for its beauty. The Amazon River runs between the forests offering a breathtaking views. This is an ideal place for people who love adventure.
The Sugarloaf Mountain.
The peak of the above mountain is found in Brazil. It is found at the mouth of the Guanabara Bay and has a height of about 396 feet. This resembles bread with concentrated sugar on it. It offers a good landmark point for people who want to view the Guanabara Bay. The cable car is used by tourists to reach the top to capture the spectacular view.(image by Charlie Phillips).
The Iguazu Falls.
It is a unique and complex waterfall. The waterfall forms layers as far as the eyes can see. The layers then fall into the raging waters beneath the canopy of the forest. It is among the best attraction sites in Brazil and a must see for everyone.
There are a variety of languages spoken in countries in South America. Spanish is commonly spoken in a variety of these countries with the exception of French spoken in Guiana and Dutch in Suriname. However, Brazil is the only country in South America that does not speak Spanish rather Portuguese. This is because of the settlement of the Portuguese in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. There are also small immigrants and people who still speak their native languages.
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