Wednesday September 7, 2022
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.
Our Lady of Aparecida
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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.
Civil Servants holiday
Friday October 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Information: Some government agencies are closed; banks may close half-day or even the full day.
Tuesday November 15, 2022
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
Sunday November 20, 2022
Banks only : 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.
Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Summer holiday (beginning)
Thursday December 15, 2022
School holidays :
Christmas Eve (1/2 day)
Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday :
Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Years Day on Christmas Day.
Banks close at 12:00
Friday December 30, 2022
Banks only :
Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Https://seed.portal.ap.gov.br/
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): 401
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
schools may open on Saturday
School day duration: 5:00 hours
school uniforms often required
Dates confirmed till Jan 2023 (winter vacations not confirmed) Further dates are projected dates based on previous years
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New Year's Day
Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Summer holiday (end)
Monday January 16, 2023
School holidays :
Saturday February 4, 2023
Secular holiday : Anniversary of Macapa in Macapa only
Monday February 20, 2023
Wednesday February 22, 2023