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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library held a celebration outdoors tonight, September 7, to mark Brazilian Independence Day.

Brazil began its independence on September 7, 1822.

Framingham is home to the largest Brazilian population in New England.

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This was the 26th year the Framingham Public Library had marked the independence day.

Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, the Consul General of Brasil in Boston spoke, as did Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

Traditional forró music by the band Trio Let’s Vamos played.

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