Feliz Sete de Setembro & Happy Labor Day

Rana and Mara

In Brazil, everyone celebrates Independence Day today, on September 7 — or as they say in Brazil — Sete de Setembro. In the US, today is Labor Day, which is always celebrated the first Monday in September, in honor of the labor movement.

It’s rare to have the two holidays fall on the same day, and, of course, there is only one way we celebrate holidays here – with watermelon! Whether you are celebrating Sete de Setembro, Labor Day, or just another Monday, Mara, Rana & the rest of us at GSE wish you the happiest of days!

Photo of Mara (left) and Rana (right), following the four-wheeler for mealtime, which, yes, included extra watermelon today!

September 7, 2020


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    arie says

    at the sanctuary it is Elephant day all year round and that is how it should be ?❤️

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    Bo says

    Beautiful colours, the sky, the trees, that purple tree is making it extra beautiful…
    No, no, no, I know what is making the view extra beautiful:
    those two sweeties of elephants!

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    Wim says

    Wish you happy celebrations. Easy on the watermelons save some for later. How wonderful to see their freedom and try to forget the hardship and catastrophies many Elephants are witnessing around the world.
    Stay safe and sheltered. ?

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    Gramma Tammy says

    Happy Independence Day everyone in Brazil and Happy Labor Day everyone in America! Wishing Peace and Happiness one and all especially to those gorgeous sweet girls ? ?????

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    Rosie P says

    Wishing you all at GSE and all the supporters the happiest of days, too! May you all be blessed with peace and love and friendship and everything that is good in the world!
    Beautiful, beautiful photo of our precious girls!

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    Carey says

    Feliz Sete de Setembro & Happy Labor Day to all from a friend in the UK

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