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Rio 2016: Brazil Day to bring Olympic spirit to London

Rio 2016: Brazil Day to bring Olympic spirit to London Image courtesy: LATA/Adrian Pope

Four years on from the dazzling 2012 London Olympic Games, the Olympic spirit is returning to the capital with ‘Brazil Day’ taking place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, September 10th.

This free event - taking place from 12:00-19:00 - is a celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil’s culture, passion and vibrancy in central London.

Bringing together athletes from more than 200 nations in a celebration of sport, this is the first time the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been held in South America warranting a proper UK celebration.

Brazil Day 2016 will be an unmissable opportunity to celebrate the Rio Games and enjoy Brazilian music, DJs, sport, and more.

The music will reflect the cultural diversity of Brazil – from alluring bossa nova to the powerful beat of samba creating a street-carnival atmosphere in Trafalgar Square.

There will also be a sporting dimension, with interactive games, and highlights of Rio 2016 shown on a giant screen.

Visitors can enjoy traditional Brazilian flavours with food stalls selling Brazilian street food and refreshments.

Brazil Day 2016 is being organised by the embassy of Brazil in London in partnership with Brazil’s ministry of sport and the Brazilian Trade & Investment Promotion Agency.

The event is supported by the mayor of London.

The Rio Olympic Games will take place from August 5th-21st, and the Paralympics from September 7th-18th.