|Independence Day**||Thursday September 7, 2023||National Day
|Nativity of Our Lady**||Friday September 8, 2023||Secular holiday
|Foundation Day*||Thursday October 5, 2023||Secular holiday
|Our Lady of Aparecida*||Thursday October 12, 2023||Secular holiday
|Civil Servants holiday*||Saturday October 28, 2023||Secular holiday
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.
Nativity of Our Lady -
Wednesday September 8, 2021
Secular holiday : Celebration of the birth of Virgin Mary. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Foundation Day -
Tuesday October 5, 2021
Secular holiday : It is the newest of the 26 Brazilian states, formed in 1988 and encompassing what had formerly been the northern two-fifths of the state of Goiás [Wikipedia]
Our Lady of Aparecida -
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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 -
Thursday October 28, 2021
Secular holiday : Information: Some government agencies are closed; banks may close half-day or even the full day.