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Brazil Public Holidays 2017

Today – 23 September 2017 – is not a holiday in Brazil.

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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
27 FebMonCarnival *
28 FebTueCarnival *
14 AprFriGood Friday *
21 AprFriTiradentes Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
15 JunThuCorpus Christi *
7 SepThuIndependence Day
12 OctThuOur Lady of Aparecida
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
15 NovWedRepublic Day
20 NovMonBlack Consciousness Day *
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Note:
— 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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