Brazil culture and customs

Brazil's culture and customs is the product of dozens of ethnicities coming together over a period of five hundred years. From the remaining Amerindian tribes which continue to inhabit traditional lands to the German farming settlements in Santa Catarina, Brazil is a melting pot of cultures, customs and people from across the globe.

Arts and crafts

Brazil culture and customs: 4 highlights
Brazil culture and customs, Carnaval
Brazil is famous for its unbelievably colourful carnavals.
Brazil culture and customs, Mestre Vitalino's ceramics
Mestre Vitalino's ceramic models depicted everyday life.
Brazil culture and customs, indigenous tribes
Indigenous peoples
Brazil's indigenous peoples constitutes 0.4% of the population.
Brazil culture and customs, Berimbau
Musical instruments
The berimbau has its origins in traditional African music.

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