Brazil achieved its independence from Portugal on 7 September 1822. In order to celebrate the 198th anniversary of the country, the Brazilian Embassy in Bratislava hosted a garden party in the evening of 7 September 2020, where guests could taste Brazilian specialties like pão de queijo (baked cheese-based roll) or caipirinha (cachaça cocktail) in a perfect match with national rhythms like Bossa Nova played live during the sunset.
Ambassador Eduardo Gradilone and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ms. Ingrid Brocková, delivered their speeches highlighting that the event was also part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and then Czechoslovakia. A commemorative stamp series, issued by the Brazilian postal service company Correios to celebrate the anniversary, was displayed at the event, featuring the Bratislava Castle “connected” to the Prague Castle by the Juscileno Kubitschek bridge in Brasília.
During the event, BSCC former president, Mr. Daniel Sajták (ESKADA), has also delivered a speech and has donated to the Embassy the latest pair of active speakers Eight I by STARK, with a technology recently developed in Slovakia and a customized design in the Brazilian flag colors. Other members of the Chamber also took part in the event and could promote their products made in Slovakia with ingredients imported from Brazil (like Coška Fajne’s pão de queijo and Coffee Veronia’s coffee).