a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Tiradentes II.

Today is the equivalent of the Boston Tea Party in Brazil. Except without the tea. And England becomes Portugal. And with some people literally loosing their heads, an image that has taunted me since childhood.

And we celebrate it with a national holiday.

Like a good brazilian, I'm not going to waste any time meditating about the meaning of this holiday: I'm on my way to Rio de Janeiro to visit a couple of high school friends.