The Culture of the Southern Region of Brazil is very rich, precisely because it has received influence from several colonies of immigrants, such as Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians. The colonizers were the first to arrive in the region formerly inhabited by the Amerindian peoples.
The festivities of the southern region are marked by the traditions brought by the colonizers and also immigrants, the regional cuisine, as well as the agricultural production. These typical celebrations attract people from neighboring cities and also from other states of Brazil.
Among the best known parties:
This party takes place in the tourist city of Blumenau, in Santa Catarina, and was inspired by the party of the same name that took place in Munich in Germany.
The first edition happened in 1984 and came up with the intention of disseminating the German traditions in the Brazilian state. Today, it is the second German party in the world. The event takes place in October, lasting 18 days and receives thousands of visitors every year. There are musical performances, dances, parades, gastronomy and draft.
National Grape Festival
The first grape festival took place in 1931, in the city of Caxias do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul. To produce most of the state’s grapes, the city decided to hold a feast to celebrate the abundance and wine production.
A curious fact is that during World War II, the party was interrupted for thirteen years. Currently, the event features the presentation of several floats, contests and typical foods. There is also the election of sovereigns and ambassadors of the grape festival.
The tidal wave is a party held in the city of Itajaí, in Santa Catarina. This event hosts presentations that resemble the sea. This interferes with the cuisine, the exhibitions and presentations that took place during the party that had its first edition in 1987.
Gramado Film Festival
This festival was created after a Film Festival took place. The first edition took place in 1973 and encourages Brazilian cinema. The actors and productions awarded at the event receive the Golden Kikito, a statuette that means the god of good humor.
States of southern Brazil.
Rio Grande do Sul