Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, celebrates its Independence Day annually on September 7. Also referred to as Sete De Setembro (Seventh of September), Independence Day marks the day in 1822 when the country declared its independence from Portugal. The celebration is usually held at the Ministries Esplanade and features a military parade in the presence of the country’s president. Brazilians gather on the streets waving banners, balloons, and streamers. They proudly wave their National Flag, sing songs, and enjoy the day with members of their family and friends. Brazilian Independence Day is also celebrated in other parts of the globe.
Brazil is on the Atlantic Ocean on the east. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile. Its capital is Brasilia. However, for over two centuries, the City of Salvador was the seat of the Portuguese colonial administration, which is why it is usually referred to as the “first capital of Brazil.” The country’s diverse culture, different landscapes, and rich ancient history have never failed to fascinate its visitors.
The Philippines and Brazil celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations in 2016, which began in July 1946. Their bilateral relations were established through diplomacy, mutual trade, and investment. Both countries have worked for peace and peaceful resolution of conflicts, economic and social development, the right of self-determination of peoples, decolonization, equality, and the condemnation of racial discrimination and terrorism. Brazil has an embassy in Manila, and the Philippines maintains an embassy in Brasilia and consulate general offices in several other cities of Brazil.
We greet the People and Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil, led by President Michel Temer, on the occasion of its 195th Independence Day Anniversary.