Brazil Independence Day (07/09)

Every year on September 7, Brazil celebrates a national holiday - Independence Day (o Dia de Independência do Brasil / Independence Day).

The desire to defend political independence appeared in Brazil at the beginning of the 18th century, during the colonial era. At that time, Portugal was the dominant side, and England remained the main consumer of goods produced in the Portuguese colony.

In 1808, Napoleon launched a war of conquest against Portugal, as a result of which the Portuguese king Don Joao VI moved with his court to Rio de Janeiro.