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Dirk Schönberger, 12 October 2011
The municipality is named for the poet Casimiro de Abreu (1839-1860), born in Barra de São João. Linked to the Ultra-Romanticism movement, Casimiro de Abreu stayed in Portugal from 1853 to 1857, where he started his literary career. Back to Brazil, he published in 1859 his masterpiece and last book, a series of poems entitled "As Primaveras" ("Springtimes"). The most famous of these poems is "Meus oito anos" ("My eight-years-old").
The flag of Casimiro de Abreu is horizontally divided blue-yellow-red with the municipal coat of arms in the middle. The coat of arms of Casimiro de Abreu is of Portuguese shape to symbolize the Lusitanian origin of the country. The mural crown stands for a "cidade". On the red part, the lyre surrounded by branches of laurel recalls the poet Casimiro de Abreu, the town's namesake..In chief is represented the St. John the Baptist church, symbolizing the Christian religion; the star stands for Friar Tali, founder of the early settlement. The scroll bears the years of foundation of the first chapel, dedicated to the Holy Family ("1748") and of the transfer of the seat of the municipality from São João to Casimiro de Abreu ("1938"). http://www.casimirodeabreu.rj.gov.br/crbst_4.html - Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 11 March 2012
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