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200th Brazilian Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, August 28

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Community Programs

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 
Free and open to the public 

Independence Day of Brazil, or Sete de Setembro, is officially celebrated on September 7 to mark Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.  This year, to celebrate the 200th anniversary, the Cape Ann Museum is working with local Brazilian community members to share Brazilian food, culture, music, and dance in Downtown Gloucester. 

The Brazilian community has been growing on Cape Ann for over 35 years, mostly in Downtown Gloucester. Over 4,000 Brazilians currently live across Cape Ann and have started businesses including local restaurants, hair salons, stores, and cleaning companies. Taste salgadinhos, dance capoeira, and make your own Brazilian Flag during this afternoon celebration. 

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