Brazil's National Assembly Declares Commemorative Dates For 3 Main Ethnicities
Source:Agência Câmara Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: July 12, 2008
The Human Rights Commission of the National Assembly approved a resolution specifying 3 separate annual dates to commemorate each of the 3 main ethnicities of Brazil: April 19, for Brazil's native people, April 22, to commemorate the arrival of Europeans, and November 20, for Brazilians of African origin. Individual states and localities are encouraged to declare these as public holidays.
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