Rio de Janeiro Anniversary

Anniversary of Rio de Janeiro. Happy Birthday Rio de Janeiro in Portuguese: Feliz aniversário Rio de Janeiro!

Let’s enjoy this special date, my friends! Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Rio de Janeiro and to celebrate, let’s learn a little more about this very special day. Let’s send congratulations to our marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro!

Rio de Janeiro Foundation

Rio de Janeiro was founded on March 1st, 1565 by Estácio de Sá. Rio is one of the most important cities in Brazil and was the capital of our country. If you want to know more about it, check out our Dica about the history of Rio de Janeiro.

How Rio de Janeiro Anniversary is celebrated?

Each year, the cariocas celebrate a big party organized by the mayor’s office to celebrate the birthday and in the year 2015 the city of Rio de Janeiro won a gift. That year, the city turned 450 years’ hot! Have you ever heard of the Rio450 Tunnel? It starts at Porto Maravilha and its main function was to reduce the flow of cars in the center of Rio. It was a wonderful gift for the cariocas and to celebrate we prepared a big cake.

We’re not talking about any cake. A cake was prepared that was 450 meters in length and for that it took 2.2 tons of flour, 1.9 tons of sugar and 3000 eggs. Can you eat something like that? Well, the cariocas sure can!

Rio de Janeiro Anniversary sentence in Portuguese: Os cariocas comeram todo o bolo!

Besides the cake, the city always celebrates its birthday with several different events like shows and theatrical presentations. And in your city? Which date do you celebrate the city’s birthday? How do you celebrate it?

Portuguese Exercise about Rio de Janeiro Anniversary

Instructions: Read the text above and reply to the following questions in Portuguese. You can answer the last question in the comments!

  1. Quando foi fundado o Rio de Janeiro?
  2. Por quem o Rio de Janeiro foi fundado?
  3. O Rio de Janeiro já foi a capital do Brasil?
  4. Qual foi o presente de aniversário da cidade do Rio de Janeiro no ano de 2015?
  5. Qual é a principal função do Túnel Rio450?
  6. Quantos metros de comprimento tinha o bolo de aniversário feito em 2015?
  7. Quantas toneladas de farinha foram usadas para fazer o bolo?
  8. Quantos ovos foram utilizados na receita do bolo?
  9. Além do bolo, que outros eventos a cidade do Rio de Janeiro realiza para celebrar seu aniversário?
  10. Qual é a sua opinião sobre a maneira como o aniversário do Rio de Janeiro é comemorado? Você acha que é uma boa forma de celebração? Por quê?

You can know much more about this Marvelous City with us here at Rio & Learn in our RioLIVE! activities. We wish you all a good day and a Happy Birthday to Rio de Janeiro!

A strong hug to everyone!
See you at next A Dica do Dia!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
History of Rio de Janeiro

How to be a Carioca
Most important Brazilian Cities

Portuguese Exercise Answers about Rio de Janeiro Anniversary

  1. O Rio de Janeiro foi fundado no dia 1º de março de 1565.
  2. Foi fundado por Estácio de Sá.
  3. Sim, o Rio de Janeiro já foi a capital do Brasil.
  4. O presente foi o Túnel Rio450.
  5. A principal função era diminuir o fluxo de carros no centro do Rio.
  6. O bolo tinha 450 metros de comprimento.
  7. Foram usadas 2.2 toneladas de farinha.
  8. Foram utilizados 3000 ovos.
  9. A cidade celebra seu aniversário com eventos diferentes como shows e apresentações teatrais.
  10. Resposta pessoal do aluno.

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