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World History Minute: Brazil’s Independence Day

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Members of the presidential guard participate in a flag lowering ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil celebrates its Independence Day on Sept. 7.

Members of the presidential guard participate in a flag lowering ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil celebrates its Independence Day on Sept. 7.

Eraldo Peres

This week Brazil celebrates its Independence Day, a holiday that dates back to 1822. Historian John Schmidt tells us the history behind the holiday.

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