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People are dancing in the streets this weekend to celebrate Brazilian independence in Midtown's Little Brazil.

Brazil Day commemorates Brazil's independence from Portugal back in 1822.

Revelers kicked off the party with the cleansing of the Little Brazil section of 46th Street in Midtown on Saturday.

"It's so nice to see so many different people dressed so nicely, as you can see around me," said another. "And so many kids dancing, it's great."

"For Brazilian people in America, it's a chance for people to get together on this one day which celebrates Brazilian Independence," said a third.

Brazil Day organizers expect more than one million people to participate in this weekend's celebration, which continues from 11 a.m. to sunset on Sunday. Brazilian music, food and culture will be the main event from 43rd to 57th Streets on Sixth Avenue.

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