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Brazil (Bahia) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Brazil (Bahia) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet domain: .br - Telephone code: 55 - International dialing code: 0014
- GMT offset: see each related State (DST: yes)
Currency: Real (BRL) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Portuguese (160 million speakers in 7 countries) ...
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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St Françis Xavier**Friday May 10, 2019Culture 
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optional holiday*Thursday May 31, 2018Catholic 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday June 22, 2018School holidays 
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winter holiday (end)Monday July 2, 2018School holidays 
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Independence Day**Friday September 7, 2018National Day 
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Regional holiday**Saturday September 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Nossa Senhora da Aparecida*Friday October 12, 2018Secular holiday 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Friday November 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Republic Day*Thursday November 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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Zumbi dos Palmares - Black Consciousness Day*Tuesday November 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


St Françis Xavier -
Friday May 10, 2019

Culture : Salvador only


Optional holiday -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic : Corpus Cristi


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 22, 2018

School holidays :


Regional holiday -
Monday June 24, 2019

Secular holiday : in the capital city only


Regional holiday -
Friday June 28, 2019

Secular holiday : Ilhéus Day Ilhéus only


Regional holiday -
Sunday June 30, 2019

Secular holiday : Porto Seguro Day Porto Seguro only


Bahia Independence Day (Bahia only) -
Tuesday July 2, 2019

Secular holiday : The Siege of Salvador occurred during the Brazilian War of Independence, during which the Brazilian Army, under Pierre Labatut, attempted to capture the city of Salvador in Bahia from its Portuguese Army defenders. The siege lasted from 2 March 1822 until 2 July 1823, finally ending when the Portuguese commander, Inácio Luís Madeira de Melo, surrendered his forces to the Brazilians [Wikipedia]


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday July 2, 2018

School holidays :


Regional holiday -
Friday July 26, 2019

Secular holiday : Dia de Senhora Santana, Saint Patron of Feira de Santana city Feira de Santana only


Regional holiday -
Thursday August 15, 2019

Secular holiday : Porto Seguro as well


Independence Day -
Friday September 7, 2018

Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.


Regional holiday -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Secular holiday : Nossa Senhora da Pena Arraial d'Ajuda and Porto Seguro only


Nossa Senhora da Aparecida -
Friday October 12, 2018

Secular holiday : Our Lady who Appeared refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary located in the Basilica of Aparecida in Aparecida, and patroness of Brazil. One of the most visited places in the Catholic world.


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Friday November 2, 2018

Secular holiday : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


Republic Day -
Thursday November 15, 2018

Secular holiday : When in 1822 Brazil became independent, Don Pedro was the emperor. In 1865 Brazil became involved in a bloody five-year war with Paraguay. In 1888 slavery was abolished and in 1889, the emperor was overthrown by the military. Republic was installed.


Zumbi dos Palmares - Black Consciousness Day -
Tuesday November 20, 2018

Secular holiday : Zumbi dos Palmares was a warlord in the independent kingdom of Palmares. This kingdom had been founded in the seventeenth century by slaves insurgents in the north-eastern Brazil. This day celebrates the first liberation of slaves. Established as a federal public holiday in 2007.