About Day of the Soldier
The Day of the Soldier (Dia do Soldado) celebrates all those who have served the country and the army in times of war.
The holiday was inspired by the "Duque de Caxias", who is regarded as the greatest of Brazil's military officers. In 1925 his birthday (25 August 1803) was established as the Day of the Soldier. On 13 March 1962 he was officially designated the army's protector - its soldierly ideal and the most important figure in its tradition.