Brazilian Culture is rich and complex. Brazil was forged by the dreams and
energy of European, Asian and Arab immigrants; by the hard labor of the
Africans and by the love of its native Indians.
Brazilian people are, perhaps, the most ethnically mixed people in the
world. A complex race produced by the unparalleled blending that took
place in this immense country.
By walking down the streets of Brazil, especially in the large cities,
particularly Sao Paulo, you can witness this diversity right on the faces
of the people. It is an exotic display of different skin color, hair type, eye color and shape, height,
build and so on. These are the people that molded Brazil and shaped its
Downtown Sao Paulo
Unique Cultural Heritage in Latin America
Although the country wasn’t colonized by the Spanish, Brazil is a Latin
American country. The colonial Brazil was invaded by the Dutch and desired
by the Spanish but the Portuguese crown kept a tight hold on its largest and richest
It was the only Portuguese colony in the Americas. Therefore the official
language in Brazil is Portuguese and not Spanish as people sometimes
confuse. Moreover, Brazilians do not share the same physical or cultural
traits of its Latin neighbors and pride themselves as a unique people.
Brazilian culture is rich in its folklore, music, literature,
and art in general. There are common cultural characteristics and also
regional ones. In the northeast, the African influence was strong and is
noticeable in religion, food and music.
In the south, where there was affluence of European immigrants, we can
find strong European architectural features. The Native Indian character
prevails in the north region. And in the very urban southeast, there is a
potpourri of it all.
Poderes Square - Brasilia Distrito Federal
Statues of the Prophets
by Aleijadinho Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais
This level of race mingling originated some peculiarities. For instance,
for the most part, the class division in Brazil is defined by wealth and
not by ethnicity.
Brazil travel, you will be able to see a lot of Brazilian cultural
characteristics, no matter what part of the country you visit.
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