Brazil was first discovered by Europeans in the 16th century by ships that arrived on “the central coast north of Rio de Janeiro” (News, 2019). Brazil’s name comes from country’s natural tree which is the pau-brasil which stands for Brazil tree in Portuguese.
Not only is Brazil economy built on mining, agriculture, service sections and manufacturing, but also known for its coffee. It is said that they are the “top global producer coffee” (News, 2019). Brazil is considered one of the top tourist destinations.
The Brazil flag is green, yellow and blue. The 27 white stars on the blue globe in the center of the flag represent 26 states and one more star for the federal district. The green represents their lush fields and forest. The yellow (gold) represents wealth.
Image by: (Atlas, 2020)
A fun fact to know is that Brazil was in the Guinness Book of World Records due to a bank robbery. Where the largest amount of money that was stolen back in 2005. It was estimated that $70 million was stolen.
I really enjoyed leaning about Brazil mainly because my best friends’ family are from there. My friend’s grandparents come from Brazil to the US and during family gatherings she invites me to, it is nice to be apart of her heritage and culture. I believe learning about other people’s cultures is a big part of leaning to accept people and learning about other countries.
Atlas, W. (2020). Brazil flag and description. Retrieved from World Atlas: https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/flags/countrys/samerica/brazil.htm
News, U. (2019, Aug. 20). 10 Interesting Facts About Brazil. Retrieved from US News : https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2019-08-20/10-interesting-facts-about-brazil