Culture Shock in Brazil



Brazil is a nation of mixed ethnicities which also include Italian, German, Japanese, Arab, African and a minority of indigenous people. Each of these contributes to the beauty and diversity of the Brazilian culture.

Expats who have moved to Brazil will find that the culture is a welcoming one, with the local population being approachable and cheerful. Brazilians are very affectionate, hospitable and endearing people who are fond of handshakes and cheek touching when greeting others. Locals also love throwing parties which can last until the early hours of the morning.

The Carnival and other festivities

Living in Brazil will let you experience the great Brazilian Rio Carnival, the world's largest and most festive party. Something else widely observed in Brazil is Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that is a combination of dance, music and martial arts. Football is also a huge part of the Brazilian culture. Everything seems to stop if the national team has a match. Brazil is a five-time World Cup Champion.

As Brazil also holds the largest Catholic population in the world, most locals are devout Catholics and adhere to Brazilian Catholic traditions.

The Brazilians are a friendly bunch, but what most visitors and expats in Brazil would notice is the disparity between the rich and the poor. The elite in the country earns as much as 23 times more than the average salary of a common labourer.


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