Special to The Advocate
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett – in collaboration with City Councilor Stephanie Martins, the Brazilian Women’s Group and the Brazilian Consulate – are pleased to announce the Brazil Flag Raising and Bicentennial Celebration, which will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Everett City Hall between Church Street and Broadway. This year’s celebration will feature the Brazil flag being raised to fly high at City Hall. In addition to the flag raising, there will be festivities to celebrate Brazil’s bicentennial year, which is the country’s 200th year of independence. On Sept. 7, 1822, Brazil gained its independence from the former United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.
To commemorate this important milestone, the City will be following up the flag raising with food, capoeira, singing and dancing to Grooversity and more in honor of the country’s bicentennial year. There will be plenty of refreshments from local Brazilian eateries available for all who attend the celebration.
Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett invite all residents to attend this special celebration of our Everett Brazilian community and the country of Brazil.