Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|27 Feb||Mon||Carnival *|
|28 Feb||Tue||Carnival *|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday *|
|21 Apr||Fri||Tiradentes Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|15 Jun||Thu||Corpus Christi *|
|7 Sep||Thu||Independence Day|
|12 Oct||Thu||Our Lady of Aparecida|
|2 Nov||Thu||All Souls' Day|
|15 Nov||Wed||Republic Day|
|20 Nov||Mon||Black Consciousness Day *|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
— Black Consciousness Day holiday is observed in Rio de Janeiro only.
— Carnival, Good Friday and Corpus Christi are optional holidays, known as Ponto facultativos.
Public holidays in Brazil are regulated by federal, municipal and statewide legislation. Although the majority of public holidays are observed nationwide, each city and state may offer employees time off for local observances and religious celebrations.
If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, employees are allowed to observe the holiday on the following Monday. General and state elections are considered public holidays, held on the first and last Sundays in October.
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