General information Brazil is the fifth largest nation in the world and is the largest country in South America The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia. In 2010, the population in Brazil was 190 million of people Primary language of Brazilian is Portuguese
Religion The main religion in Brazil is Roman Catholic. Brazil has the largest number of Catholics in the world. Brazil religion and practices are extremely diverse and span several different belief systems and religious. Brazilians enjoy complete freedom to practice their personality held religious beliefs.
Traditional foods Brazilian cuisine was developed from indigenous, European, and African influences. The Jaca fruit, also known as the Jack fruit, is larger than the average watermelon and could cause severe head trauma if it fell on someone's head. This fruit grows off the trunks of trees in Brazil, falling off m the tree when ripe.
Traditional foods A traditional stew, Moqueca includes a variety of Brazilian flavors. Fish, garlic, cilantro, boiled eggs and a melting pot of other ingredients mingle together in this Brazilian classic, creating a filling and delicious one-pot meal. The national beverage is coffee and cachaça is Brazils native liquor.
Carnival of Brazil A big culture that the Brazilians participate in is the Carnival of Brazil. This Carnival is held forty-six days before Easter. Brazilians organize a massive parade were they dress up in unique costumes. This Carnival is influenced by the Afro – Brazilian culture. Carnival is the largest celebrated holiday in the country and the festivities vary from region to region.
Sport The most popular sport in Brazil is football. The Brazilian national football team is ranked among the best in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings, and has won the World Cup tournament a record five times. Rio de Janeiro was selected to host the 2016 Olympic Games and 2016 Paralympic Games, the first to be held in South America and second in Latin America after Mexico City.
Sport People in Brazil often spend time at the beach, as Brazil often has pleasant weather and is in a coastal region. Because of the interesting sea life and clarity of the water, tourists often go snorkeling or diving. Brazilians are in love with American soccer, and spend a lot of time playing the sport and watching matches on television
Families in Brazil Families tend to be large and extended family is quite close. Women play an equal role in Brazilian family and society. Brazilians are very dependent on family and friends. Children in Brazil will almost always live with their parents up until the day they marry. And if that said marriage doesn’t make out good, then the kids move back in with the parents until who knows when, usually with the grandchildren in tow.
Music Music Brazilian music is full of excitement, joy, passion and energy. Something like you’ve never seen before, a really particular type of music. Brazilian music is the result of a long simmering mix of heritage from Portuguese, African and Amerindian influence. If you are going to Brazil, you’ll be surrounded by magical and mystical music, everywhere you go in Brazil there is music.
Architecture Brazil is a center of world festivals, music and bright life. Brazilian architecture is as wild and extravagant as its festivals. The architecture of the city is so amazing that the government decided to make it a national asset, and recently it have been added to the World Heritage UNESCO. In Brazil you see the amazing places such as Fernando de Noronha, Amazon River, Iguaçu Falls
Customs Men shake hands when greeting one another, while maintaining steady eye contact. Women generally kiss each other, starting with the left and alternating cheeks. Hugging and backslapping are common greetings among Brazilian friends. If a woman wishes to shake hands with a man, she should extend her hand first. If you are invited to a Brazilian's house: Arrive at least 30 minutes late if the invitation is for dinner.