I’m an avid Brazilian. And, here is what it has taught me. (food is…
I’m an avid Brazilian. And, here is what it has taught me.
Music is important; music shapes culture
Festa junina and quadrilha often go hand in hand. The festa junina started as a party created by the Catholic Church to celebrate Saint John. Nowadays, people dress up as exaggerated country folks and go to the party in the most ridulous way they can master.
Samba shapes carnival, and the carioca culture
Sertanejo is appreciated through multiple generations, from elders to adults to teenagers to children
Always be for something because positivity is so much easier to come by when you create it yourself
World Cup season is a national holiday
World Cup season is most likely the only time you will see Brazilian flags hung up by residents.
It is often acceptable to leave work early to watch the games that Brasil is playing.
It is common for restaurants, bars, and houses, and the city to be filled with people watching the game.
family is important
being respectful to my elders is expected
You stop by your aunt's house to say hi and you leave 4 hours later. Always.
Being kind is necessary.
Always say hi. Always hug. Always greet people you know.
Always ask for your elder's blessing.
food is culture there is history behind it
Today it is eaten all over the rural parts of Brazil, but it was originally created during times of slavery. Slaves only had milk and flour, so they combined the both in a hot pan to make food. Nowadays, it is made with cheese and rapadura (solidified cane sugar)
Created in the state of Minas Gerais. People wanted to make bread, but only had tapioca flour. They combined it with cheese, and made the famous Brazilian cheesy bread called Pao de Queijo
Pao de Queijo
food is an social activity and fuel