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Colors of Florianopolis - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Mole Beach If you visit the city, remember that the Brazilians have their own unique mentality. Otherwise, the misdeeds of local residents may seem illogical and inconsistent in some situations. The commitment of jeitinho brasileiro unites all citizens. This is the Brazilian manner of behaving. And "manner" is used in a pejorative sense in this context. This is an unwritten set of attitudes related to life in general. It will be quite difficult for a non-Brazilian to understand these rules. It is quite difficult to clearly formulate the main postulates of jeitinho brasileiro. An easy, calm attitude to life that borders on indifference is at the core here. There are no clear deadlines for the citizen. If there is an opportunity to postpone something for tomorrow, a true Brazilian will postpone it without hesitation. Unpunctuality reaches such a scale that even the deadline for collecting documents from candidates for the post of mayor in Florianopolis is often extended because no one brings the papers on time.
Picturesque architectural buildings, plenty of unique monuments and museums - the choice of interesting places to visit in Florianopolis is really huge. One of the most colorful and … Open
Everyone is late here. Pizza deliverers, Internet customizers, maids, and bus drivers are always late. Even programs on local television usually start five or ten minutes later than planned. This is annoying at first. However, anyone who lives long enough in the city gradually gets used to this rhythm of life. The same jeitinho brasileiro allows avoiding the consequences of constantly postponing everything. If there is a problem, then it is worth solving it at the lowest cost. Corruption is rampant in Florianopolis.
Postponing any action until everything is resolved and there is no need to do anything is an ideal solution for the Brazilian. In general, the vast majority of local residents try not to violate the law much, despite the fact that a bribe is probably the most common solution to all problems in Florianopolis. Local residents try to resolve any conflict in a peaceful way. The Brazilian would prefer the retreat of the manifestation of aggression. However, it is not safe to walk alone through the dark streets of the city. Local criminals often choose foreigners as victims. They consider them to be more wealthy people. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Relaxing on well-groomed beaches, walks in picturesque places, visiting all kinds of leisure centers - Florianopolis is glad to offer tourists all the conditions for a comfortable pastime. … Open
Citizens like to communicate. It's absolutely normal to say a few words to a stranger in the checkout line or while waiting for a movie show to start. You should remember that perfect English is not a guarantee of mutual understanding in Florianopolis. The locals speak Spanish. Only those people who are often in contact with tourists speak English. If you have dark brown hair, don't be surprised that the locals will call you blonde. It is interesting that many of the indigenous citizens are blond and blue-eyed despite the spread of stereotypes about Brazilians.
Chilling on the lagoon If a Brazilian asks "is everything fine?" (Tudo bem?), he counts on the answer "fine" (Tudo), regardless of how you are actually doing. If you are a girl and travel alone, do not be surprised by compliments from men, especially about the shape of your buttocks. It is this part of the body that is the main female beauty in the opinion of local residents. However, few citizens will come and try to get acquainted. This behavior is considered indecent among Brazilians. If one of your friends invites you to visit in Florianopolis, you should not be surprised at the lack of carpets and often even Wallpaper, as well as stories about the incoming housekeeper. Even poor Brazilians hire a person to help with the household here.
Florianopolis is the most popular beach resort in Brazil. There are more than forty magnificent beaches available to holidaymakers, some of which have long been a regular venue for … Open
The vast majority of citizens are Catholics. Christmas is celebrated on a large scale in Florianopolis. El Nico brings gifts here. Each family makes Nacimientos on Christmas Eve. This is a diorama with a Christmas story. Locals also have fun during the carnival and during the pre-Easter week, called Semana Santa. Celebrations on St. Catherine's Day are also large-scale. The Shortcup World Film Festival takes place in the city in June. National and international competitions in the open water swimming, surfing, free-diving and skydiving are held regularly throughout the year here.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Florianopolis
♥   Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora do Desterro e Santa Catarina de Alexandria, Florianópolis, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral São Paulo Apóstolo, Blumenau, 90.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Brazil

Men usually greet each other with a handshake. A handshake with two hands expresses sincerity and warmth. Women kiss each other on both cheeks. A woman who wants to shake a man's hand offer it first. Hugs and patting on the back are common among friends. During communication, Brazilians use a rich body language and touch interlocutors. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Florianopolis

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