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Brazil : 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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Sunday August 14, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday September 7, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Wednesday September 21, 2022Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday September 26, 2022Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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Wednesday October 12, 2022Our Lady of AparecidaSecular holiday
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Monday October 17, 2022Commerce DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 28, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 30, 2022General electionSpecial Events
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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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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Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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Sunday February 19, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Monday February 20, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday August 14, 2022
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Independence Day

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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.

Arbor Day

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Wednesday September 21, 2022
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Rosh Hashanah

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Monday September 26, 2022
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday

Our Lady of Aparecida

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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.

Commerce Day

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Monday October 17, 2022
Culture : Some shops and administrations are closed

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.

General election

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events :

Republic Day

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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.

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 : calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each state carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll to the concerned state

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
Number of instructional days: 200

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

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

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
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Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Special Events : Does not apply to Equatorial regions

Optional holiday

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Monday February 20, 2023
Catholic : Carnival

Optional holiday

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Secular holiday : Carnival

Optional holiday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Secular holiday : Until 14:00