Brazil is a Roman Catholic Country. It is the largest, in terms of population, Roman Catholic country and the second largest Christian country in the world. Though, many people in Brazil practice second religions. Only about three-quarters of Brazilians call themselves Catholic. Other religions in Brazil include: Protestantism (Any Christian faiths that developed during the Reformation, which is the 16th-17th century religious rebellion against Catholicism), Candomble (African American religion), Judaism, Muslim, Buddhism, and Shintoism (A Japanese Religion).
Edwards, Todd L. "Brazil: People." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.
The climate of the tropical rain forest of the Amazon Basin is hot and wet, with typical day temperatures ranging from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night. At the mouth of the Amazon River, rainfall averages around 80 inches annually with the wettest months being between December and May. The highlands region averages about 60 inches of rain annually with the wettest months between October and April. Cities along the coast, such as Rio, have average temperatures between 73 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Cities at a higher elevation, such as Sao Paulo, have average temperatures between 59 degrees Fahrenheit to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
"Brazil: Landforms & Climate." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.
The food of Brazil varies by region. Though, the most common food are black beans, rice, and cassava. In the region of the city of Salvador, many dishes include ingredients with African origins. In Rio Grande do Sul and other cattle/ranching regions the traditional dish is called churrasco, which is a variety of meats grilled over an open fire and served with a spicy sauce. In the Amazon region a popular dish is pato no tucupi, a concoction of ducks and herbs. In Rio de Janiero, a traditional dish eaten on Sundays or on special occasions is feijoada, black beans flavored with smoked meats served with white rice and fruits, kale, and cassava.
"Brazil: Food and Holidays." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.
The most popular and wide spread sport in Brazil is undoubtedly football, or as we call it soccer. The Brazilian football team is one of the most supported nations in the world. Many well known/legendary football players come from Brazil. Footvolley is a combination of football and volleyball invented in the 1960s. It is played mostly on the many beaches of Brazil. Basketball is the third most popular sport in the country. The national basketball team is well respected on the international level. Motorsport is widely known in Brazil. Brazil as a nation have won over 100 Formula 1 races. Volleyball is the second most popular sport in Brazil. Both men and women national volleyball teams have participated at Olympic level. Lastly, Rugby is a loved sport in Brazil, though its national teams have not yet reached the level to qualify for major tournaments such as the Rugby World Cup.
"Brazil Sports." Brazil Sports. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.