Thursday, June 15, 2006

 

Corpus Christi - Holiday in Brazil

Corpus Christi is an official holiday in Brazil. Most businesses close in Brazil.

The commemoration was introduced by the Portuguese.
The Azorians introduced the practice of building colorful carpets with wood dust; this practice disseminated to other cities, but remained strong particularly in Florianópolis, where there was a higher concentration of Azorian immigrants.

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