Have you noticed that suddenly every Brazilian on Facebook has changed the profile photos to childhood pictures?
Well, that’s because on October 12th we celebrate the Children’s Day, o Dia das Crianças.
On this day, kids usually receive a gift from their parents and grandparents. Therefore, all the toy stores throughout Brazil are completely jam-packed with kids!
On the same day, there is also a religious celebration, the day of Nossa Senhora Aparecida, which is another name for the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. Since Brazil is a country with a strong religious tradition it is a National holiday, which means that there is no school or work!
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