Country of the Week: Brazil

From its colorful festival to the iconic attractions, this South American country has shown that its more than worthy to belong in the bucket lists of travelers everywhere. Let's get into the nitty-gritty of this great getaway country.
Other title(s): Terra de Santa Cruz, The Santa Cruz, Brasilia sive Terra Papagalli
Continent: South America
Capital: Brasilia
Most populous city: Sao Paulo
Current political leader: President: Michel Temer
Currency: Real
Language(s): Portuguese
Major Religions: Roman Catholic
National costume: Baiana Dress
Famous landmark: Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana, Iguazu Falls, Ipanema Beach, Teatro Amazonas, Tiradentes, Escadaria Selarón, Ilha Grande, Parrot Peak
Movies/series filmed: Fast and Furious Five. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Famous people: Ronaldinho, Paulo Coelho, Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen
Climate: The climate of Brazil is humid tropical subtropical, except for drier areas up in the northeast. Central brazil receives its yearly precipitations during the months of November to April, the summer months. In May to October, the winter season, the weather becomes drier and snow may fall in the some of the southernmost areas.
Popular festivals: Lavagem do Bonfim, Festa de Lemanja, Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Lollapalooza, Brasil Sabor, Parintins Folklore Festival, Bauernfest, Festa do Peao, Cirio de Nazare, Reveillon de Copacabana,