Brazil Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Independence

7 September 2022

The Diplomatic Informer Magazine wishes to congratulate the Government and the people of Brazil on the occasion of anniversary of independence day and wish Brazil continued peace, unity and prosperity.

Brazil Independence Day is a national holiday that is observed in Brazil every year on 7 September.

Brazil Independence Day celebrates the country’s declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves back on September 7, 1822. A political revolution erupted in Portugal in 1820 forcing the royal family to return.

In 1821, the Portuguese Assembly demanded Brazil to return to its former condition of a colony and return to its heir prince to Portugal. However, Pedro refused to return on January 9, 1822, a date which became known as Dia do Fico (I’ll Stay Day). Pedro further went against his native country, established the Brazilian country and declared the country’s independence on September 7, 1822.

The Portuguese had landed on the shores of Brazil in 1500 and steadily started capturing it whole. Portugal’s rule in Brazil lasted for over 300 years till 1822 when the Portuguese Monarch and their heir to the throne declared Independence of Brazil from his native country Portugal.

Notably, Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America and is the world’s fifth largest country by area and the seventh most populous.

The South American country celebrates its Independence Day with military parades and patriotic performances. During Brazil Independence Day, there are fireworks that make the day more happening and celebratory. The national celebration in Brazil is hosted at the Ministries Esplanade with the President of Brazil spearheading the civil-military parade.

On Brazil Independence Day, thousands of Brazilians gather on the streets and celebrate the day by waving flags and banners. They dance, sing songs play football, and go for outdoor fun activities

On Brazil Independence Day 2022, lets learn more about the history of Brazil.

After 200 years of Independence, Brazil is an economic superpower. With high growth and low inflation, we are a safe haven for investments.

The Brazilian government launched the largest privatization and concession program in its history. Since 2019, 168 auctions have been held that have raised US$77.2 bil. through privatizations and concessions; a result that exceeds by 15% the US$67.5 billion of privatizations carried out from 1980 to 2018.

Within the scope of the privatization program, R$ 1.3 trillion was committed to investments in Brazil. According to the Investment Monitor of the Ministry of Economy, if the already structured projects are executed, R$ 2.9 trillion should be attracted in the decade.

Brazil carried out a myriad of structural reforms, such as: Economic Freedom Act, Doing Business Law, New Agro Law, Legal Taxpayer Law, Positive Credit Registry, New Gas Law, Opening of the Gas Market, New Law on Regulatory Agencies, New Bankruptcy Law, Tax Liability Law Reform.

And more: Central Bank Autonomy, New Telecommunications Framework, Reform of Labor Standards, Pension Reform, New IoT Law, New Free-trade Zone Law, New Bidding Law, Legal Framework for Startups, Voluntary Deposit Law, and New Law on Industrial Property.

Ane that is not all. The structural reforms also included: New Exchange Law, New Railways Framework, New Basic Sanitation Framework, New Cabotage Framework, New Distributed Generation Framework, New Electricity Sector Framework, 15 New Financing Instruments, amidst many others.

Today Brazil has its lowest unemployment rate since 2015; 9.1%; And has broken historical records of registered employees, reaching up to 98.7 million people. In 2021, Brazil had already broken records, by creating job to over 2.7 million people.

In 2021, 4 million businesses have been created in Brazil. Due to the reforms, the time to open a business has dropped from 120 days (World Bank) in the past decade to 1 day and 23 hours, thanks to the Brazilian govt being the most digitized in the Americas; 7th in the world.

Last but not least, besides having one of the largest industrial parks in the world, and being great producers of ores of niobium, iron, copper, aluminum and manganese, Brazil is also an agricultural powerhouse, the world’s 4th largest grain producer, feeding 800 million people.

Since 2019, Brazil has signed 15 trade agreements and 200+ agricultural markets have been opened.

Our country ranks among the main producers of coffee, sugar, corn, soy, beef, pork, chicken, fruits. The WTO has acknowledged Brazil’s essential role in global food security.






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