Every year on the 21st of April, Tiradentes Day is celebrated in Brazil in commemoration of the death of Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier is popularly known as Tiradentes. This movement draws its inspiration from the French and American revolution of the 18th century and aimed to make Brazil an Independent nation by getting rid of the Portuguese rule.
Tiradentes Day Greetings, Messages and Quotes
Tiradentes Day Messages
– Tiradentes translates to “Tooth Puller” in English, and as the name suggests, Joaquim Xavier was a dentist by profession.
– Tiradentes was born in a sub-urban Brazilian Village.
– Tiradentes wasn’t formally educated. Under his uncle and godfather Sebastiao Ferreira Leitao, who was a dentist, he learned dentistry.
– Not only dentistry, but Tiradentes also worked as a peddler and a miner.
– Tiradentes also served in the army. He was part of the Minas Gerais Dragoon Regiment.
– Tiradentes was dissatisfied with the Portuguese exploiting Brazilian resources and the Portuguese rule’s high taxation policy.
– Tiradentes was inspired by the French Revolution, the American Revolution, and the ideas of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
– Inconfidencia Miniera was, as previously mentioned, aimed at gaining complete Independence from the Portuguese rule. This liberation movement was set in motion by Tiradentes.
– Tiradentes was the mastermind of this liberation movement.
– Tiradentes planned to mobilize the agitated and exploited bourgeoisie of Brazil to Vila Rica and announce Brazil a republic on the drama’s day, the official tax collection day.
– However, the plan never got executed successfully as the Portuguese authorities balked at the protest and arrested the rebels.
– Tiradentes claimed full responsibility for the movement and, after three years of trial, was executed on 21st April 1792.
– Brazil was declared an independent nation three years after Tiradente’s death, and henceforth, i.e., the 19th century.
– 21st April is celebrated as Tiradentes Day commemorate the martyrdom of Joaquim Xavier.
– This day is a public holiday in Brazil; all the schools, offices, colleges remain closed concerning this heroic figure.
– Top bureaucrats, government officials, and people holding high ranks in the Brazilian Government pay their tributes to Tiradentes at Praca Tiradentes.
-On this day, the government officials pay homage a national monument dedicated to Tiradentes.
– Xavier, a.k.a Tiradentes, who ignited a liberation movement called Inconfidencia Mineira.
– Tiradentes is a Brazilian brave-heart, a hero who fills Brazilians’ hearts with a deep sense of patriotism.
Tiradentes Day Greetings
-Wishing you a pleased Tiradentes Day! May you face all the obstacles with bravery and courage!
– Wishing you a very prosperous Tiradentes Day! May you succeed in all spheres of life.
– Be brave in your approach. Be just in your talks. I wish you a spirited Tiradentes Day!
– May you rise above all the oppression in life. I wish you a very Happy Tiradentes Day!
– May you be the guiding light in people’s lives! A very prosperous Tiradentes Day!
– May you be an asset to your nation and bring glory to your country! A very happy Tiradentes Day to you!
-Warm greetings on the eve of Tiradentes Day. I hope you will spend the day soaking knowledge about Tiradentes.
Tiradentes Day quotes
“The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.”
― Vik Muniz
“You don’t realize how strong you are until you have to be.”
― Thereza (from Coisa Mais Linda)
“The political reform is important, but no reform will be greater than promoting popular awareness.”
― Victor Bello Accioly
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