Brazilian Culture: Drummond's Birthday and Colloquial Expression Dia D

Brazilian Poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Colloquial Portuguese Expression

On October 31 Brazilians celebrate Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s birthday. Drummond was one of the greatest Brazilian poets. Many consider him the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century.

His birthday is celebrated in Brazil as Dia DDia Drummond. Dia D is a play on a colloquial expression that I will explain below. I will also share with you one of my very favorite Drummond’s poem. You might know the song it was made into. And I will give you a link to find some of Drummond’s poems translated from Portuguese into English.