Independence Day(Sete de Setembro) is the National holiday of Brazil. Independence Day honors the birthday of the nation. On 7th September 1822, Brazil claimed its independence from the hands of the Portuguese.
Brazilians did not have to fight much for freedom, they won it from their parent country, Portugal. On 7th September 1822, Prince Pedro, son of Portugal’s king, stood near Brazil’s Ipiranga River and made an announcement of independence.
He tore the Portuguese symbol from his uniform and declared, “By my blood, by my honor, and by God: I will make Brazil free.” After that Pedro became the Emperor of Brazil and forced Portuguese forces to leave Brazil.
In 1889 Brazil finished its monarchy and became a republic but kept 7th September as its Independence Day.