Saturday, September 18, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Brazil

South AmericaBrazilFestivals & Holidays in Brazil

Brazil has the following 13 public holidays:

  • New Year – 1 January
  • Carnival – February/March (moveable – 7 weeks before Easter. Monday and Tuesday are the actual public holidays, but the festivities usually start on Saturday and last until Ash Wednesday at noon, when shops and services reopen).
  • Holy Week – March/April (mobile) two days before Easter Sunday
  • Tiradentes – 21 April
  • Labour Day – 1 May
  • Corpus Christi – May/June (mobile) 60 days after Easter Sunday
  • Independence Day – 7 September
  • Patron Saint of Brazil and Children’s Day – 12 October
  • All Saints’ Day (Finados) – 2 November
  • Proclamation of the Republic – 15 November
  • Christmas – 25 December