Elle, outbound to Brazil

Every country has it's own ways of celebrating holidays, and of course many countries won't have the same holidays and have others we may never had heard of. Brazil recognizes many of the holidays that America celebrates, but more often in the form of having an excuse for more "festas". The more "festas" the merrier right? The holidays Brazil and America have related to each other are New Year's, Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Labor Day, Mother's/Father's Day, Valentine's Day, and Independence Day, with some dates varying from ours. Considering Halloween isn't a very recognized holiday, it felt special being able to still celebrate it with the students of Plug Minas, a school us exchange students participated in volunteer work assisting them learn English, and they would in return help us with our Portuguese. Good friends and memories were made here, and a very fun Halloween dance party as well.