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Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823-1889

Hendrik Kraay


This book traces the social, cultural, and political history of the Brazilian empire (1822-89) through the official and popular celebrations on the days of national festivity (national holidays) instituted soon after independence in 1822. The focus is on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s largest city and national capital. As Latin America’s only long-lasting monarchy, Brazil’s civic ritual drew on many old-regime forms, but married them to modern elements such as the 1824 constitution. Based on newspaper coverage, travelers’ accounts, and descriptions of these national holidays, this book analyzes the ... More

Keywords: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, civic rituals, national holidays, monuments, theater, monarchy, popular festivals, Brazilian empire, political participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785266
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hendrik Kraay, author