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Mayor DeMaria Announces Brazilian Flag Raising Ceremony and Independence Festival

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All are welcome to celebrate Brazilian independence with music, food and more

EVERETT – Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the City of Everett, in partnership with the Brazilian Women’s Group, the Brazilian Consulate and the office of City Councilor Stephanie Martins, will raise the Brazilian flag on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at 1 p.m., at Everett City Hall, 484 Broadway, at the corner of Church Street and Broadway. The ceremony will be followed by the Brazilian Independence Festival, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., which attendees will parade down Broadway from City Hall to the School Street Municipal Parking Lot next to Oliveira’s where the festivities will take place.

This event will kick off by gathering the Everett community together to raise the Brazilian flag at Everett City Hall in honor of Brazil’s 201 years of independence. In addition to the flag raising, attendees will be walking down Broadway with a band and dancers leading the way to the School Street Municipal Parking Lot to continue the celebration with a festival. The festival will include music from Grooversity, Melina Cecilia and Trio Let’s Vamos. Those who attend can also expect food and resources provided by local organizations and service providers.

“We are proud to once again raise the Brazilian flag at City Hall and host a festival immediately after to celebrate our rich Brazilian presence here in Everett,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I encourage all residents to join us and partake in all this event has to offer.”

The Independence Day of Brazil, commonly called Sete de Setembro, is a national holiday observed in Brazil every year on September 7 to celebrate Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the former United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarve’s in 1822. The City will be joining in celebrations of the country’s milestone and invites all residents to participate.

To learn more about this event, please visit cityofeverett.com/events/brazilian-independence-festival.

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