|optional holiday*||Thursday June 3, 2021||Catholic
|St James the Apostol*||Sunday July 25, 2021||Catholic
|Independence Day**||Tuesday September 7, 2021||National Day
|National State Day||Monday September 13, 2021||Secular holiday
Optional holiday -
Thursday June 3, 2021
Catholic : Corpus Cristi
St James the Apostol -
Sunday July 25, 2021
Catholic : One of three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Christ in Mt. Tabor, but also a witness to Jesus' agony.
Independence Day -
Tuesday September 7, 2021
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.
National State Day -
Monday September 13, 2021
Secular holiday :