BCHP 005 - Crucifixions, Resurrections, and Conspiratorial Teeth-pullers

BCHP 005 - Crucifixions, Resurrections, and Conspiratorial T...

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Three national holidays - Good Friday, Easter and Tiradentes - in one weekend? What craziness is this? Spend a few minutes learning about Easter in Brazil as well as how a martyr for independence earned the nickname Teeth-puller.TermsDia de Tiradentes - national holiday that commemorates the execution of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, aka Tiradentes.Joaquim José da Silva Xavier - a member of the Minas Gerais conspiracy, earned the nickname Tiradentes at his trial because he practiced dentistry.Ouro Preto - a center of the gold rush in the 18th century; today a small city famous for its colonial architecture and Páscoa and Carnaval traditions.Páscoa - EasterSemana Santa - Holy Week, the week before PáscoaSexta-Feira Santa - Holy Friday (Good Friday)Minas Gerais Conspiracy - (Inconfidência Mineira in Portuguese), a failed attempt to start a rebellion against the Portuguese crownTiradentes - a derogatory term for a dentist, literaly "teethpuller"Páscoa PhotosCarpeted street in Ouro Preto Carpeted street in Ouro Preto Religious procession in Ouro Preto Religious procession in Ouro Preto Chocolate Egg roof in a supermarket In case you are overwhelmed by the Páscoa products selection, the store has friendly Páscoa Consultants to help! Street vendors display their Páscoa wares. The Porto Alegre Fish Fair, which takes place the day before Sexta-Feira Santa.  There is a LOT of fish for sale. 
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Three national holidays - Good Friday, Easter and Tiradentes - in one weekend? What craziness is this? Spend a few minutes learning about Easter in Brazil as well as how a martyr for independence earned the nickname Teeth-puller.TermsDia de Tiradentes - national holiday that commemorates the execution of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, aka Tiradentes.Joaquim José da Silva Xavier - a member of the Minas Gerais conspiracy, earned the nickname Tiradentes at his trial because he practiced dentistry.Ouro Preto - a center of the gold rush in the 18th century; today a small city famous for its colonial architecture and Páscoa and Carnaval traditions.Páscoa - EasterSemana Santa - Holy Week, the week before PáscoaSexta-Feira Santa - Holy Friday (Good Friday)Minas Gerais Conspiracy - (Inconfidência Mineira in Portuguese), a failed attempt to start a rebellion against the Portuguese crownTiradentes - a derogatory term for a dentist, literaly "teethpuller"Páscoa PhotosCarpeted street in Ouro Preto Carpeted street in Ouro Preto Religious procession in Ouro Preto Religious procession in Ouro Preto Chocolate Egg roof in a supermarket In case you are overwhelmed by the Páscoa products selection, the store has friendly Páscoa Consultants to help! Street vendors display their Páscoa wares. The Porto Alegre Fish Fair, which takes place the day before Sexta-Feira Santa.  There is a LOT of fish for sale. 
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