By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – National pride is celebrated in Brazil this Saturday for Independence Day or Sete de Setembro (7th of September). Most cities in the country will host celebrations for the national holiday that pays homage to the Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.

In Brasília, a military parade is held at the Eixo Monumental (Monumental Axis) where around 30,000 people attend, costing R$829,000 this year.

In Rio de Janeiro, for

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