Some days ago, November began... Time flies! Here in Brazil we started the month with a holiday. Well, it was not exactly on November 1, it was on November 2, we celebrated the All Souls' Day, right after the Day of All Saints and Halloween. This day, November 2, as you probably know, is the day when people go to the cemetery and take candles and flowers with them to their dead relatives and pray for them.
In this post, I'm going to talk about some important holidays here in Brazil as in the United States. You'll also be able to read about what people do during a holiday. Pay close attention to it:
The first holiday of the year is, of course, the New Year's Day. It's celebrated on January 1. In Brazil most people go to the beach, in white clothes, and jump over seven waves "for luck". Some people keep lentil in their purse for luck too. Here in Brazil, people also start in this day doing things like eating better, saving money, working not too hard, going to the gym, studying... In the USA, people also have goals for the New Year, but they go to New York to see the ball fall down and the fireworks at Times Square. Who can't go to New York, go to the city center where of course there's Christmas decoration and fireworks and parades and live music. This is the first day of the year...
The next holiday is the Martin Luther King Day. It is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who is recognized for his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means. We do not have this holiday in Brazil.
Groundhog Day is the next one. It is February 2, and it has been celebrated since 1887. On Groundhog Day, many people gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter weather. We also don't have this holiday in Brazil.
The most lovely holiday is, without any shadow of doubt, is the Valentine's Day. On this day, people in the USA give cards to their friends with sayings like "I love you" or with drawings by the person delivering the card. It's a very lovely day. In Brazil this day is celebrated on June 12 and people give candies, cards and the man usually calls his girlfriend.
The next one is on the third Monday of February, it's the Presidents' Day. It was created to honor George Washington, the USA's first president.
That's it for now... Don't miss the next post!
Alguns dias atrás, Novembro começou... O tempo voa! Aqui no Brasil nós começamos o mês com um feriado. Bem, não era exatamente em 1 de novembro, foi em 2 de novembro, comemoramos o Dia de Finados, logo após o Dia de Todos os Santos e o Dia das Bruxas. Neste dia, 02 de novembro, como você provavelmente sabe, é o dia quando as pessoas vão ao cemitério e levam velas e flores com eles para seus parentes mortos e para orar por eles.
Neste post, vou falar sobre alguns feriados importantes aqui no Brasil como nos Estados Unidos. Você também poderá ler sobre o que as pessoas fazem durante um feriado. Preste muita atenção a ele: