7 September Independence Day
It is celebrated on the anniversary of September 7, 1822, when Prince Dom Pedro declared independence from the former Brazilian Empire of Portugal, Brazil and Algiers.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Brazil and is always celebrated on September 7. This is the national day of Brazil. In Portuguese, it is called ‘Via da Independência’ and is also known as’ Sete de Sete (7 September) or ‘Via da Pa’ (Nation Day).
History of Brazil’s Independence Day
On September 7, 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro Di, the 23-year-old son of the Portuguese king.
Brazil has been a Portuguese colony since the 16th century. In 1807, France invaded Portugal and the Portuguese royal family fled to Brazil. In 1815, Brazil was granted equal status with Portugal. By 1820, the French had returned from Portugal and the royal family
Elsera Tara, better known as Dom Pedro I, became the first emperor of Brazil and ruled from 1823 to 1831.