Today I bring you the third part of our class about holidays. Pay close attention to it if you want to answer the future exercises about it.
The Independence Day is on July 4, a day for picnic and patriotic parades all over the US and this holiday honors the USA's birthday. There are concerts and fireworks.
In Brazil, it falls on May 1, but in the USA, it's on the first Monday of September. It's the Labor Day, a day to honor the working people of the nation. For some people it's the end of the summer vacation season and the school year begins.
In Brazil, on September 7, 1822, D. Pedro de Alcântara de Bragança proclaimed the independence of our nation. It's the Independence Day. There are parades all over the country and fireworks. Some people like to go to the beach or places like that on this day.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October. This day commemorates when Christpher Columbus landed in the New World on October 12, 1492.
On October 12, too, in Brazil, is the day of the patroness of the country, Nossa Senhora Aparecida. This is a very important day for catholics, because Nossa Senhora Aparecida is Jesus's mother, but they idolize images, but I'm evangelic.
In October we have the scariest holiday. It's Halloween, October 31. The best thing of it is when people dress up with funny or scary costumes and say "Trick or Treat". It's so funny!
On November 2, in Brazil, we have a day when we go to the cemetery to visit the graves of people who we loved but are dead... It's called Day of the Dead or All Soul's Day.
Veterans Day falls on November 11. This day was established to honor americans who have fought in World War I, but today it honors veterans who have served in all wars in which the US have fought.
On November 15, we have the Proclamation of the Brazilian Republic.On this day in the year of 1889, according to Wikipedia, "It was brought to federal presidential republican form of government in Brazil, dropping the parliamentary constitutional monarchy of the Empire of Brazil and therefore ending the sovereignty of the Emperor Pedro II. It was then proclaimed a republic of the United States of Brazil."
In Brazil, again, we have the Black Conciousness Day. It falls on November 20, and it is dedicated to the reflexion about the inclusion of the black people in Brazilian society. This day was chosen to coincide with Zumbi dos Palmares's Day. This man was the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares. The Quilombo dos Palmares was a self-sustainable community, a kingdom formed by black slaves who had escaped from Brazilian farms, prisons and slave quarters.
The Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It was created to thank for the harvest, in 1621. Some think that this was the first Thanksgiving feast of the nation. People usually eat what they ate in 1621: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is on December 7. On this day, in 1941, more than 2,400 military service personnel died during the surprise attack by Japanese forces, and it caused the United States to enter the World War II.
And finally, December 25, the day the church chose to celebrate Jesus's birthday. On this day, many children write letters for Santa Claus, asking for presents like a bike or a doll. I'm writing mine... This day is called Christmas Day.
Six days after Christmas, many people go to the beach, in the night, to wait for the new year, and it starts all over again...
I hope you liked our lesson about holidays.
Next holiday is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, don't forget it!
Hoje eu trago a vocês a terceira parte da nossa aula sobre feriados. Preste atenção a ela se você quiser responder os futuros exercícios sobre ela.
O Dia da Independência é em 4 de julho, um dia para o piquenique e desfiles patrióticos em todo os EUA e esta honra do feriado de aniversário dos EUA. Há concertos e fogos de artifício.No Brasil, ela cai em 01 de maio, mas nos EUA, é na primeira segunda-feira de setembro. É o Dia do Trabalho, um dia para homenagear as pessoas que trabalham da nação. Para algumas pessoas é o fim da temporada de férias de verão eo ano escolar começa.No Brasil, em 7 de setembro de 1822, D. Pedro de Alcântara de Bragança proclamou a independência de nossa nação. É o Dia da Independência. Há desfiles em todo o país e fogos de artifício. Algumas pessoas gostam de ir à praia ou lugares assim neste dia.
D. Pedro gritando "Independência ou Morte", à beiro do Rio Ipiranga.
D. Pedro shouting "Independence or Death", by the River Ipiranga.
Espero que tenham gostado da nossa aula sobre feriados.
O próximo feriado é o Dia de Lembrança de Pearl Harbor, não esqueça!