Public & National Holidays in Brazil

Public holidays are an integral part of the country’s entire year’s plan. They form a special part of the work distribution plan because there is no work on a public holiday and people are suppose to enjoy an extra day apart from the weekends. Every country has some historical events that are the integral part of their culture. In order to honour those events, all working stations and offices are closed on the day these events are celebrated. People have the liberty to enjoy the day at their will. They can either honour the reason behind the holiday or they can take it as any other weekend and keep their personal plans intact. Mostly, people follow the former and join hands to show prosperity and dignity for their cultural or historic event. Brazil is enriched with multiple public holidays celebrated on different times of the year.


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    Holidays in January

    1st - New Years Day

    The first of the new year is a public holiday in Brazil and it is locally known as Dia Mundial da Paz.

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    Holidays in February

    11th and 12th - Carnival

    Celebrations on Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday are holidays in Brazil.

    13th - Ash Wednesday

    It is an unofficial holiday on Ash Wednesday.

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    Holidays in March

    29th - Good Friday

    Like many other countries, the Friday before Easter Sunday is a public holiday throughout Brazil.

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    Holidays in April

    21st - Tiradentes Day

    Tiradentes holiday is observed on 21st of April

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    Holidays in May

    1st - Labour Day

    Dia do Trabalho is the local name for the Labour Day in Brazil and it is celebrated every 1st of May.

    30th - Corpus Christi

    Second Thursday after Whitsun is a public holiday in Brazil

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    Holidays in September

    7th - Independence Day

    Brazil declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822 and this holiday is celebrated every year in remembrance to that.

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    Holidays in October

    12th - Lady of Aparecida

    Holy Mary’s Day, locally known as Nossa Senhora da Aparecida is celebrated on 12th of October.

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    Holidays in November

    1st - All Saints Day

    Defuncts' Day is another religious holiday in Brazil.

    2nd - All Souls Day

    Dia de Finados falls on 2nd November as a public holiday in Brazil

    15th - Republic Day

    Proclama o da Republica is the Republic Day of Brazil and a public holiday.

    20th - Zumbi dos Palmares

    It is the Black Consciousness Day being celebrated all across the country.

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    Holidays in December

    25th - Christmas Day

    Christmas Day celebrations are held on 25th December.

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