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Brazil (Rio G. do Sul) : 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 next 3 months


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

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Tuesday September 20, 2022Farroupilha's RevolutionSecular holiday
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Friday October 28, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday December 16, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas Eve (1/2 day)Secular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Friday December 30, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 23, 2023World Social Forum (Porto Alegre only)Special Events
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Thursday February 2, 2023Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Porto Alegre only)Secular holiday
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Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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Monday February 20, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic
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Farroupilha's Revolution

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
Secular holiday : The tradition dates as far back as the Revolucao Farroupilha in 1835, where an army of cattle-ranchers and liberal elites fought imperial forces to win an independent republic in the south. Thousands died – mostly peasants, former slaves and other rural workers – before imperial troops finally crushed the insurgency ten years later.

Civil Servants holiday

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Friday October 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Information: Some government agencies are closed; banks may close half-day or even the full day.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays : Four days later for 1º a 3º Ano EF

Christmas Eve (1/2 day)

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas Day

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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 Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Banks close at 12:00

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Friday December 30, 2022
Banks only :

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Https://estado.rs.gov.br
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Dates are different in Carazinho
PISA ranking (average 493): 401
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
schools may open on Saturday
number of instructional hours: 800
school uniforms often required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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New Year's Day

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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

World Social Forum (Porto Alegre only)

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Monday January 23, 2023
Special Events :

Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Porto Alegre only)

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Thursday February 2, 2023
Secular holiday :

Carnival

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Monday February 20, 2023
Catholic :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday February 20, 2023
School holidays :

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Catholic :