April 21 – Tiradentes Day and Sighting Day

Today marks 229 years on the death of Ensign Jose Joaquim da Silva Xavier, the Tiradentes.

National Hero of Brazil and Leader of the revolutionary movement known as the “Inconfidência Mineira”, Tiradentes was a military officer of the Portuguese Army, born in the State of Minas Gerais, a father born in Portugal and a natural mother of the Colony of Brazil.

Tiradentes and the symbol of the movement of Inconfidência Mineira, a revolutionary movement of supposedly Masonic inspiration and whose guiding principles of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity” intended to guide the implementation of a Constitutionalist Republic in the present state of Minas Gerais.

Today, 521 years ago, the first sighting of the Signs of the Land of Brazil by the Armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral, Knight of the Order of Christ successor of the Order of the Temple in Portugal, is also marked.

It is a coincidence that due to its high Masonic value it is important to highlight and disseminate, which is why the Grand Master of the Grand Sovereign Lodge of Portugal here pays tribute to these two Heroes and to all the brother people of Brazil, pointing out the importance that our Portuguese Rite attributes to these unique figures of the History of Brazil, portugal and the entire Luso-Brazilian Community spread throughout the four matches of the world.

Long live Tiradentes!
Long live Pedro Alvares Cabral !
Long live Brazil!
Long live Portugal !