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Colors of Brasilia - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Cathedral The locals have quite a peculiar character. Some travelers even say their behavior seems to be surprising and even strange. In general, they can be described as very sensitive and refined people. The locals can be offended easily, but they are also quick to forgive any offense. No one surely can call the people of Brazil vindictive. Foreigners are often worried by sympathy and goodwill of the local people. Visitors often search a hidden trick or a catch in such behavior.
Indeed, in a bar or during a city holiday travelers will be treated like countrymen. Visitors will not only be treated with care like old friends, but will also be welcome to spend an evening in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Despite openness and friendly approach, the natives are very delicate. They will never start a conversation with an unfamiliar person, talking about personal matters. Neither will they show excessive curiosity. The locals always have many other interesting and, most importantly, funny themes for conversation. The Brazilians enjoy smiling and their faces always express friendliness and kindness.
Many travelers explain this generous attitude to visitors by a very simple fact - the metropolitan region is home to people of different races. It is a mixture of ethnic groups, diverse cultures and customs of the local population that makes the locals friendly and tolerant to other cultures. Travelers can ask passers-by to help them at any time and be sure that the locals will certainly not refuse. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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For example, they will surely help a lost tourist to find a way to hotel or a place of interest, even if it is not close. At the same time such welcoming assistant will not ask anything in return, but will not refuse an invitation to drink a cup of coffee at a nearby restaurant. Visitors should also be particularly attentive to the local population, and should certainly reciprocate all manifestations of courtesy.
Palácio Tiradentes In general, in Brazil to refuse someone who asks for help is considered a sign of bad taste. Inattention and neglect can easily become the reason for offense. While walking around the city, tourists should follow basic rules of etiquette. There are no special rules and regulations regarding clothing in Brazil. In public places people are not accepted to talk loudly. Any appearance on the streets of the city in a state of intoxication can cause bewilderment among the city’s inhabitants. When dealing with business partners, it is important to demonstrate your responsibility. In that country actions are valued much higher than words.
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The most famous festival in the capital of Brazil, perhaps, is Semana do Cinema Brasileiro held in October (sometimes falls on November). It is one of the oldest film shows in the country that brings together popular cinema figures and those who have not yet made a name for themselves in the global film industry but are still no less talented. During this time, all media attention is focused on this ceremony, and at the end of the festival, the winner receives Troféu Candango and, of course, the cash reward.
Brasília, pela noite Visiting Brasilia in August, you can witness a festival dedicated to Japanese culture. Participants set a high value on this culture and pay special honor to it. The event takes place in Honpa Hongwanji. The festival is recommended for all travelers who want to see how the local people have fun and make a holiday for their own pleasure out of a foreign culture. And it is quite interesting, given that the locals know how to have fun like no one else. The entertainment program includes oriental dances and tasting of Japanese cuisine.
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In early August, Estacionamento do Mané Garrincha becomes a venue for open-air Porao do Rock, which is dedicated to severe rock and metal, as you might guess from its name. The headliners of the event are always famous bands from Brazil and neighboring countries, and the most eminent Brazilian band is a frequent guest here as well. Of course, we're talking about Sepultura. Since the festival is international, many tourists not only from Brazil but also from all over the world are eager to attend it.
Brasília, Brazil Every Sunday, beginning in July and ending in September, a hippie fair opens where you can buy some fun souvenirs. The event is known as TV Tower Hippie Fair because it is held near the famous television tower. It is one of the largest fairs in the whole country. In addition to the fact that you can buy hand-made products, including furniture and interior items, there is also an opportunity to taste traditional local cuisine - tamale, farofa, brigadeiros, and, of course, traditional alcoholic drinks such as Cachaça and Caipirinha. Visiting the fair will be a pleasant surprise for both adults and children who will get a lasting impression of this amazing action.
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Such a holiday as Mother's Day is widely celebrated in Brasilia, which is confirmed by the fact that one of the main values in the life of each local resident is the family. It is held on the second Sunday of May and can even compete with Christmas in terms of popularity. People begin preparing for this day a week before the landmark event. At this time, advertisements of goods for women are spreading everywhere and shopping malls earn exclusively on them. The holiday is celebrated at home with the family and women get a lot of gifts. The most common ones are flowers beautifully decorated with chocolate and even romantic cruises.
Palácio do Planalto Christmas in Brasilia is celebrated on a grand scale, and Esplanada Dos Ministerios serves as the main venue. The location suddenly turns into a Christmas fairy tale, and it's hard to believe that this is happening in a hot country where there are no even traditional deer. The whole district is lit by light bulbs, which looks very picturesque. The highest "Christmas tree" is the Brasília TV Tower, which shines like a real one. The holiday ends with traditional fireworks, and in order to see it better, it is recommended to choose more advantageous position - just ask at the hotel desk which room offers the best views.
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Of course, the capital of Brazil became a venue for holding the most national holiday in the country - Independence Day. It takes place on Esplanada Dos Ministerios on September 7. At this time, there are military parades, theatrical and musical performances, folk festivities. Local residents listen to the leader of the state talking about all the achievements of the year. The culmination of the festival is a festive salute, which can be compared with a Christmas one. Brazilians are very proud of their independence, therefore, visiting its capital during the right time can help you get to know the local culture better.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Brasilia
♥   Catedral Militar Santa Maria dos Militares Rainha da Paz, Brasília, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Brasília, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Nossa Senhora da Evangelização, Luziânia, 51.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, Formosa, 67.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Brasilia

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Brasilia. Learn the best periods to visit Brasilia to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Brasilia.
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