Brazilian Culture

Brazil is one of our biggest customer locations and we adore the fashion

and culture. So much, we decided to celebrate with a whole week of unique

festivities. We studied history, celebrated fashion and dined on delicious

food. Who is the Brazilian woman? She is smart, fun and confident! She

dresses first for herself and then for the crowd. Her body, hair and nails are

important elements of beauty; and she’s all about samba music and dance!

While known for their beauty, Brazilian women also carry strength in many

other areas. For instance, they’ve just appointed their first female president,

Dilma Vana Rousseff. What an accomplishment! The literacy rate is also

slightly higher for woman than it is for men and about 53% of students

in university are women. Keep scrolling for more information! 

Interesting Facts

-The name Brazil comes from a tree named brazilwood.

-Brazil is the largest country in South America.

-The Amazon River flows through Brazil and is the 2nd longest

river in the world (after the Nile).

-Around 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.

The Brazilian Flag 

-The banner translates to “Order and Progress.”

-The colors represent the Royal Houses of Bragança (Emperor

Pedro I) and Habsburg(Empress Leopoldina).

-The stars represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the night of

November 15, 1889, the day the Republic of Brazil was declared.

-Each of the 27 stars represents a different Brazilian state and

the Federal District. The number of stars change anytime a new

state is created.

Traditional Food

We ate some very delicious food. Check out our feast below!

Coxinha: Chopped or shredded chicken fried in batter, molded into a shape

Pastelzinhos: Crunchy on the outside with a creamy meat filling, often

called “empanada” in the U.S.

Kibe: Deep-fried croquettes of beef and bulgur wheat, seasoned with garlic,

onions, mint and cinnamon 

Risoles: Deep-fried croquettes filled with ham and cheese

Pão de queijo: A small roll, bun or puff pastry baked with cheese-flavoring 

The Pão de queijo is a popular snack or breakfast food!

Empada: A small, cupcake-sized pastry filled with a savory filling 

For dessert, we had three options!

Cajuzinho: Made up of peanuts, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and

cocoa powder 

Beijinho: “Little Coconut Kiss” is condensed milk cooked with

butter and coconut flakes molded into candy balls

Brigadeiro: A chocolate bonbon is sweetened condensed milk and

cocoa powder molded into candy balls

We also enjoyed Brazilian soda, Guaraná Antarctica.