Flag Day 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The hymn to glorify the Brazilian flag by composer Francisco Braga with lyrics by Olavo Bilac was first performed in 1907. Nov. 19 was set aside as Flag Day, hailing national heroes striving to maintain Brazil’s sovereignty. Civic and military ceremonies take place at Copacabana Fort, Monument to the Dead of World War II, Duque de Caxias Palace, and in schools and squares.