Thursday, November 21, 2013

Black Awareness Day in Brazil! Each November 20th ! Quilumbo Lives !

Celebrate the resistance tradition! The tradition of Zumbi, Besouro, and the countless others who stood for African self-determination!

November 20 - Brazil celebrates Black Awareness Day

The Day of Black Awareness ("Dia da Consciência Negra" in Portuguese) is celebrated annually on November 20 in Brazil as a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery (from the first transport of African slaves to Brazil in 1594) and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of African descent. It takes place during the Week of Black Awareness.

The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares (1655–1695), the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares. The Day of the Black Awareness. The date was first observed in the 1960s and has been on the school calendar since 2003.

According to Fly Brother, many people in Brazil are celebrating Black Awareness Month. But many others see this particular exercise as unnecessarily divisive and alien to Brazil's culture of "inclusiveness and miscegenation."

And November is the best month to come to Brazil if you want to know more about Afro Brazilian culture because there a lot of activities, according to

And because black communities are increasingly connecting with each other a few videos about one of the most dynamic black communities on the globe. 

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