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Subject: Halloween and Brazil


Posted by Sergio Marcelo
On Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 09:51:23

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I am Brazilian and I live at Rio de Janeiro city.
I was very sad when I saw brazilians celebrating halloween's day. Halloween is of the United States' culture. On USA movies is acceptable and beatifull see his culture manifestation. I was sad when I saw brazilian's stores selling products derivated from Halloween. By the way, chinese products!
Brazil's culture is very rich and does not need import other country's culture. We have Carnival, Boi Bumba's party, Festa Junina (Juny Party) and others.
I am afraid we (brazilians) can lost ours native traditions because of this interesting market day.
What do you think about it? Do you think that halloween can affect or change the brazilians' cultures? Or do you thing that both cultures can live together?

RE: Halloween and Brazil
Posted by Chris
On Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 20:02:18

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I totally agree with you. Unfortunately young Brazilians are very influenced by the Disney culture and by what they see on TV and in motion
pictures. This is particularly true in the large cities. If they have been to the US, they naturally bring something home with them. What is the use of going to Disney, for example, if you cannot tell anyone about it? Usually as they get older they realise the extensive cultural resources of their own country and get away from the American culture (Mostly)
Also,Brazilian Portuguese is a living language, and a lot of American (English) words are imported. There are many people who are not happy with this situation. Much of this is perpetrated by the some of the middle class, who encourage their children to go to Disney, etc.,and consider many Brazilian traditions "coisa de pobre" In any case, I am sure that people who read this forum are familiar with this phenomenon.

RE: Halloween and Brazil
Posted by Chris
On Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 20:03:08

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I totally agree with you. Unfortunately young Brazilians are very influenced by the Disney culture and by what they see on TV and in motion
pictures. This is particularly true in the large cities. If they have been to the US, they naturally bring something home with them. What is the use of going to Disney, for example, if you cannot tell anyone about it? Usually as they get older they realise the extensive cultural resources of their own country and get away from the American culture (Mostly)
Also,Brazilian Portuguese is a living language, and a lot of American (English) words are imported. There are many people who are not happy with this situation. Much of this is perpetrated by the some of the middle class, who encourage their children to go to Disney, etc.,and consider many Brazilian traditions "coisa de pobre" In any case, I am sure that people who read this forum are familiar with this phenomenon.

RE: Halloween and Brazil
Posted by Chris
On Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 20:04:45

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I totally agree with you. Unfortunately young Brazilians are very influenced by the Disney culture and by what they see on TV and in motion
pictures. This is particularly true in the large cities. If they have been to the US, they naturally bring something home with them. What is the use of going to Disney, for example, if you cannot tell anyone about it? Usually as they get older they realise the extensive cultural resources of their own country and get away from the American culture (Mostly)
Also,Brazilian Portuguese is a living language, and a lot of American (English) words are imported. There are many people who are not happy with this situation. Much of this is perpetrated by the some of the middle class, who encourage their children to go to Disney, etc.,and consider many Brazilian traditions "coisa de pobre" In any case, I am sure that people who read this forum are familiar with this phenomenon.

RE: Halloween and Brazil
Posted by Chris
On Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 20:04:56

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I totally agree with you. Unfortunately young Brazilians are very influenced by the Disney culture and by what they see on TV and in motion
pictures. This is particularly true in the large cities. If they have been to the US, they naturally bring something home with them. What is the use of going to Disney, for example, if you cannot tell anyone about it? Usually as they get older they realise the extensive cultural resources of their own country and get away from the American culture (Mostly)
Also,Brazilian Portuguese is a living language, and a lot of American (English) words are imported. There are many people who are not happy with this situation. Much of this is perpetrated by the some of the middle class, who encourage their children to go to Disney, etc.,and consider many Brazilian traditions "coisa de pobre" In any case, I am sure that people who read this forum are familiar with this phenomenon.


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