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Tiradentes Day

Tiradentes Day

Tiradentes Day


April 21

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Apr 21, Brazil: Tiradentes Day

Tiradentes Day in Brazil commemorates the execution of Brazilian national hero Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier.

Xavier was a Brazilian revolutionary who, as a founder of the Inconfidência Mineira movement, fought for Brazilian independence and freedom from Portuguese colonial power.

Xavier was a dentist by trade. This holiday gets its name from „tiradentes” meaning „tooth-puller”, which was a nickname adopted during his trial.

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