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!
-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.
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
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.