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Brazil bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Brazil Bank Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.  1 Wed New Year's Day (Confraternização Universal)
Feb. 24 Mon Carnival Ponto Facultativo
     25 Tue Carnival Ponto Facultativo
     26 Wed Ash Wednesday (until 2pm) Mor+Ponto
Apr. 10 Fri Good Friday (Paixão de Cristo) Ponto Facultativo
     21 Tue Tiradentes Day
May     Fri Labor Day (Dia Mundial do Trabalho)
June    Thu Corpus Christi Day Ponto Facultativo
Sep.    Mon Independence Day
Oct.    Mon Lady of Aparecida Day
        Wed Civil Servants' Day (Dia do Servidor Público) Gov+Ponto
Nov.    Mon All Souls' Day (Finados)
        Sun Republic Day
        Fri Black Consciousness Day (Dia da Consciência Negra) Mun+Reg+Bnk
Dec.    Thu Christmas Eve (after 2pm) Aft+Ponto
        Fri Christmas Day (Natal)
        Thu New Year's Eve (after 2pm) Aft+Ponto
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Dec 2017 Brazil Black Consciousness Day Public Holiday Update (O Globo-São Paulo) The "Projeto De Lei Do Senado Nº 482 De 2017" has been tabled in Brazil's Senate with the aim to declare November 20, as a new annual national non-working public holiday to mark Black Consciousness Day.  18 Nov 2017 Brazil 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018.  01 Dec 2016 Brazil 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2017.  22 Jun 2016 Brazil Adds 3 Olympics Public Holidays (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The prefecture of Rio de Janeiro has published the Decreto nº 41.867, de 21 de junho de 2016, which declared 3, one-off, non-working public holidays in Brazil's city of Rio de Janeiro on account of the upcoming Olympic games.  05 Jan 2016 Brazil 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2016.  06 Jul 2015 Brazil Zumbi Public Holiday Update (O Globo-São Paulo) Brazil's parliamentary culture commission has approved the Projeto de Lei 296/15 which would convert the November 20, Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra, into a full-fledged annual non-working public holiday in Brazil.  04 Feb 2015 Brazil 2015 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has gazetted its previously-released annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  18 Jan 2015 Brazil 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has released its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  14 May 2014 Brazil Adds FIFA 2014 Public Holidays (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of São Paulo has announced that it would also avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare June 12, 2014, the day of the inauguration of the upcoming world cup soccer championship, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday.  13 Mar 2014 Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has announced that it would avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare 3 one-off non-working municipal public holidays in June and July 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Brazil public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Brazil are of 3 types, national (nacionais), state (estaduais) and municipal (municipais). National public holidays are regulated by Lei nº 662, de 6 de abril de 1949 which was amended by federal law 10.607 of December 19, 2002. Religious holidays are regulated by the Lei nº 9.093, de 12 de setembro de 1995.  Pontos Facultativos (loosely translated as optional bridge holidays) are a uniquely Brazilian construct whereby some days are specified by the government (either at the federal, state or municipal level) as optional holidays that can be taken but need to be compensated later. This usually applies to civil servants, bank employees, and employees in large companies. The list of pontos facultativos included here is the list announced by the federal government. In pratice, most states will declare the same dates, albeit at the last-minute, and if the states do not then most municipalities also will.  Carnival Tuesday (terça-feira de Carnaval) is not a national public holiday in Brazil (only in some states and municipalities). However, tradition is that most businesses are off for both the Monday and Tuesday of Carnival.  Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are often only half days.  All Saints Day (Nov. 1) is not one of the official public holidays but may be taken, especially in villages.  State Public Holidays: • Acre: 15th of June: Aniversário do estado, 6th of August: Início da Revolução Acreana, 5th of September: Dia da Amazônia, 17th of November: Assinatura do Tratado de Petrópolis. • Alagoas: 16th of September: Emancipação Política de Alagoas, 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Amapá: 19th of March: Dia de São José, 5th of October: Criação do Estado. • Amazonas: 05th of September: Elevação do Amazonas à categoria de província, 8th of December: Dia de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. • Bahia: 02nd of July: Indepêndencia da Bahia. • Ceará: 19th of March: Dia de São José. • Distrito Federal: 21st of April: Fundação de Brasília, 30th of November: Dia do Evangélico. • Espírito Santo: 23th of May: Colonização do solo espírito-santense. • Goiás: 28th of October: Dia do Servidor Público. • Maranhão: 28th of July: Adesão do Maranhão à independência do Brasil, 8th of December: Dia de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. • Mato Grosso: 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Mato Grosso do Sul: 11th of October: Criação do Estado. • Minas Gerais: 21st of April: Data magna do Estado. • Pará: 15th of August: Adesão do Grão-Pará à independência do Brasil. • Paraíba: 05th of August: Emancipação política do estado. • Paraná: 19th of December: Emancipação Política (Emancipação do Paraná de São Paulo). • Pernambuco: None. • Piauí: 13th of March: Dia da Batalha do Jenipapo, 19th of October: Dia do Piauí. • Rioth of January:: 15th of October: Dia do Comércio, 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Rio Grande do Norte: 29th of June: Dia de São Pedro, 3th of October: Mártires de Cunhaú e Uruaçu. •