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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Brazil public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Brazil public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Brazil public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Brazil 2020 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 2020.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Brazil Reconsidering Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia) - The Brazilian Senate's Commission for Education, Culture and Sport (EC) has approved the Senate Bill PLS 389/2016 (Dispõe sobre a antecipação da comemoração de feriados) which would move Brazilian public holidays that fall mid-week, to a nearby Monday.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Brazil 2019 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 2019.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Jul
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • 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.
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2014

  • May
  • 14
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Brazil 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has announced its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Brazilian Mid-Week Public Holidays Update

    Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - A 2009 bill which would move to the next Monday any fixed-date Brazilian public holiday that falls on a Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, has been reinstated and will be considered by the Committee on Education, Culture and Sports (EC).
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Brazilian July 2013 Rio Public Holidays Confirmed

    Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro) - The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has approved by a vote of 33 to 5 the earlier-announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, to alleviate traffic congestion during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ).
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Brazilian July 2013 Rio Public Holidays Announced

    Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro) - The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, to alleviate traffic congestion during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ).
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Brazil Mulls New Public Holiday July 2

    Portal de Notícias do Senado Federal (Brasilia) - The Brazilian Senate has formally approved a bill which was previously passed by the Brazilian lower house and which would turn the annual, July 2, "Dia da Independência da Bahia" regional non-working public holiday into a new nationwide non-working public holiday in Brazil.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Brazilian 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Clarification

    Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão, has issued a communique confirming that the 2 days of Carnival, as well as Ash Wednesday, are not non-working public holidays in Brazil, being, instead "pontos facultativos".
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Brazil 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2013 Brazilian public holidays in yesterday's Diário Oficial da União (portaria número 3 de 3 de janeiro de 2013).
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2012

  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Diário Oficial da União (Brasilia) - The recent bill "Lei da Copa", which will allow Brazilian states and municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA World Cup game occurs in their jurisdiction in 2014, has been signed into law by Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Brazilian Rio Summit Public Holidays Announced

    Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro) - The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has confirmed that Wednesday to Friday, June 20-22, 2012, would be declared as municipal non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Rio+20 Summit.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Brazil Public Holidays For Rio Summit

    O Globo (São Paulo) - The mayor of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, has announced that he plans to declare Wednesday to Friday, June 20-22, 2012, as municipal non-working public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Brazilian 2012 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministério da Justiça Defensoria Pública da União (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério da Justiça Defensoria Pública da União, issued a decree amending the previously-released official text listing the 2012 Brazilian public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Law Approved

    Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - Brazil's upper and lower houses of Parliament have approved the "Lei da Copa", the recent bill which will allow Brazilian states and municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA World Cup game occurs in their jurisdiction in 2014.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Brazil 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2012 Brazilian public holidays in yesterday's Diário Oficial da União (Portaria Número Nº 595).
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Brazil November 20 Holiday Officialized

    O Globo (São Paulo) - Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, has signed into law the recently-approved bill making November 20 a new annual national holiday in Brazil, commemorating the "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra".
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Brazilian Senate Approves November 20 Public Holiday

    Portal de Notícias do Senado Federal (Brasilia) - The Brazilian Senate has formally approved the declaration of November 20 as a new annual non-working public holiday called the Dia da Consciência Negra.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Brazil Public Holidays Law For 2014 World Cup

    Diário Oficial da União (Brasilia) - Brazil has introduced a bill that allows States and Municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a selection game, in 2013, or a FIFA World Cup game, in 2014, occurs in their jurisdiction.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Brazilian Bill To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - A bill has been introduced in Brazil's House of Representatives to deal with fixed-date public holidays that fall in the middle of the week.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Brazilian Bill Would Change Carnival Public Holiday Date

    Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - The Brazilian House of Representatives is currently studying a bill which would set the Carnival public holiday to always occur on the first Tuesday of March.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Brazilian November 20 Public Holiday Update

    Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia) - The latest bill to make November 20, the Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra, a national public holiday in Brazil, has passed through the Social Affairs Committee (BAC) of the Senate and now goes to the House floor.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Brazil 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2011 Brazilian public holidays in yesterday's Diário Oficial da União (Seção 1 - página 131 - 02 de dezembro de 2010).
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Brazilian Bill To Declare November 20 Public Holiday

    Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia) - A bill that would make November 20, the "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra", a new public holiday in Brazil, will soon be considered by the Comissão de Assuntos Sociais (CAS) before going for a floor vote.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Brazil Considering FIFA Public Holidays Bill

    Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - The Committee on Education and Culture of Brazil's lower house of Parliament is currently considering a bill introduced by Deputy Felipe Bornier that would declare a public holiday on days when the Brazilian national football team played in the World Cup.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Brazil Bill Would Declare World Cup Public Holidays

    NOPS (Brasilia) - Brazilian PL deputy, Mendes Thames, has introduced legislation that would declare a series of additional June public holidays, every 4 years, to coincide with Brazil's participation in the FIFA World Cup.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Brazil Considering Reducing Number Of Public Holidays

    NOPS (Brasilia) - Brazil's Finance Minister, Guido Mantega, has suggested reducing the number of non-working public holidays in Brazil to improve the performance of the Brazilian economy.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Brazilian Parliament Considers March 8 National Public Holiday

    Portal da Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - The Committee on Education and Culture (SCC) of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, has sent back, without comment, the Projeto de Lei 5701/09, of deputy Marcos Antonio (PRB-PE), which would declare the March 8, Dia da Mulher (International women's Day), as an annual national public holiday in Brazil.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Brazilian President Promises November 20 Public Holiday In 2010

    A Tarde (Salvador) - Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has promised that next year's, November 20th, Dia da Consciência Negra, would be a full-fledged national public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Brazil 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2010 public holidays in Brazil.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Brazil Moves Upcoming Public Sector Holiday

    Notícias JusBrasil (Brasilia) - Many Brazilian States have decided to observe the annual, Dia do Servidor Público, public sector holiday on Friday, October 30, 2009, rather than the previously announced date of Monday, October 26, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Brazil Mid-Week Public Holidays Bill Moves To Senate

    Portal da Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia) - The Comissão de Constituição e Justiça e de Cidadania of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill that would move to the previous Monday, fixed-date public holidays that fall on another weekday.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Brazil Declares Olympic Regional Public Holiday Next Friday

    O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - The Prefect of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Eduardo Paes, has declared an unpaid public sector holiday (ponto facultativo), on Friday, October 2, 2009, for all municipal and state public sector employees, to allow them to participate in that day's Olympics 2016 Selection party.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Brazil Bill To Add 3 Religious Public Holidays Rejected

    Agência Câmara (Brasilia) - The Board of Education and Culture of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has rejected bill 2846/08, which purported to make into full national public holidays the holidays of Carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Corpus Christi.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Brazil Now Considering Moving Mid-Week Public Holidays To Mondays

    Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia) - Brazilian senator, Roberto Cavalcanti (PRB-PB), has introduced new legislation that would move all mid-week public holidays (civil and religious) to the nearest Monday.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Brazil's Senate Rejects Mid-Week Public Holiday Bill

    Agência Senado Notícias (Senado Federal) - Brazil's Senate commission on education, culture and sport (Comissão de Educação, Cultura e Esporte-CE) has rejected a bill that would have moved some of Brazil's mid-week, fixed-date, public holidays to the adjoining Friday.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Brazil Approves Bill To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Agência Brasil (Brasília) - The Commission of Constitution and Justice and Citizenship (CCJC) of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved a bill that would move mid-week public holidays to the following Friday.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Brazilian MP To Fight For Restoration Of Saint George State Public Holiday

    O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) - Independent State MP, Jorge Babu (independent), author of the Lei 5.198 which instituted the April 23, Saint George (São Jorge) State public holiday, has vowed to fight against that public holiday being declared unconstitutional.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Brazil's November 20 State Public Holiday Also Declared Void

    Última Instância (Rio de Janeiro) - Another public holiday in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro State has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, which agreed with the Adin (Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade) 4091 that the state's declaration of a public holiday on November 20 was unconstitutional.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Brazil Carnival Tuesday State Public Holiday Declared Illegal

    Última Instância (Rio de Janeiro) - The recent promotion of Carnival Tuesday from ponto facultativo to state public holiday, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF).
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2008

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Brazil Sends November 20 Public Holiday Bill To The Senate

    Primeira Edição (Brasila) - Last night, Brazil's lower house of parliament's Comissão de Constituição e Justiça da Câmara dos Deputados approved bill nº 4437/ 2007 which would make November 20 a new nationwide public holiday in Brazil, called "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra" and sent it to the Senate for approval.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Brazil's President Favors November 20 Public Holiday

    Cidade Verde - Last Thursday, Brazil's President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (aka. Lula), announced that he was favorable to the making of November 20 as a nationwide public holiday in Brazil.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Brazil Considering Making November 20 A Full National Public Holiday

    Agência Brasil (Brasília) - A new draft bill (Projeto de Lei No. 4.437/04) is now in front of the National Assembly. This bill, if passed into law, would make November 20 (the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, also known as Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra) a new annual public holiday in Brazil.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Brazil's November 20 A Public Holiday In Over 700 Cities

    O Globo (São Paulo) - According to the presidential agency SEPPIR (Secretaria Especial de Políticas de Promoção da Igualdade Racial) the November 20, Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra, holiday will be observed as a public holiday in over 700 cities throughout Brazil.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Brazil Quasi-Nationwide Bank Holiday On November 20

    Portal Terra (São Paulo) - Brazil's federation of banks (Federação Brasileira de Bancos, aka. Febraban) has announced that banks in 303 of the main cities of Brazil would observe the upcoming Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra holiday on Thursday, November 20, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Brazil 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Correio do Estado - The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2009 public holidays in Brazil.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Brazil Considering Making November 20 A National Public Holiday

    Agência Senado do Brasil (Brasilia) - A little more than a year after last year's draft bill (our post of July 24, 2007), the president of Brazil's Parliamentary commission on racial equality, Carlos Santana (PT-RJ), has made a new proposal for making November 20 (the Day of Black Consciousness) a full national public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Brazil's Parliament Approves "Day Of Portuguese Immigration" National Holiday

    Agência Câmara (Brasilia) - The Commission for the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (Comissão de Constituição e Justiça e de Cidadania, CCJ) has passed in its final reading the Projeto de Lei 1385/03, of assemblyman Gastão Vieira (PMDB-MA), making June 10th, an annual national holiday, celebrating the contributions made to the development of Brazil by Portuguese immigration.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Brazil's Parliament Considering 2 Different Ways Of Fixing Carnival

    Seu Dinheiro - A bill (Projeto de Lei 3418/08), was introduced by representative Daniel Almeida (PCdoB-BA), which would also make Carnival Tuesday a full-fledged public holiday in Brazil, and would fix its occurrence to the last Tuesday in February.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Brazil's Parliament To Consider Adding 3 Easter-Related Public Holidays

    Agência Câmara (Brasilia) - A draft bill (Lei 2846/08) by deputy Wellington Fagundes (PR-MT) has gone into commission. It purports to officially add Carnival Tuesday to the list of national public holidays in Brazil (it is currently only an unofficial holiday taken by the civil service and many, but not all, companies) as well as Good Friday and Corpus Christi.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Brazil's Rio De Janeiro State Makes Saint George's Day a State Public Holiday

    A Voz Da Cidade (Rio de Janeiro) - The State of Rio de Janeiro passed a law making the previously optional municipal holiday of São Jorge (Saint George's Day, April 23) into a full public holiday throughout the State, beginning in 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Brazil 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    O Dia - Brazil's Ministry of Planning has released the official list of 2008 public holidays (feriados nacionais e pontos facultativos).
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Brazil: December 24 And 31 Bridge Public Holidays Status

    Gazeta Mercantil - Over the last few weeks a large number of Brazil's States and 5000+ municipalities have announced that both Monday, December 24, and Monday December 31, 2007, would be pontos facultativos (bridge public holidays for civil servants whose presence is not essential).
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Brazil's Mid-Week Public Holidays Bill Waiting For Floor Vote

    Bom Dia Bauru - The bill that would move some public holidays that fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, to the preceding Monday, after having received the approval of the Education and Constitution and Justice commissions, is now awaiting a date for a vote on the floor of the Brazilian Parliament.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Brazil's National Assembly Declares Commemorative Dates For 3 Main Ethnicities

    Agência Câmara - The Human Rights Commission of the National Assembly approved a resolution specifying 3 separate annual dates to commemorate each of the 3 main ethnicities of Brazil: April 19, for Brazil's native people, April 22, to commemorate the arrival of Europeans, and November 20, for Brazilians of African origin. Individual states and localities are encouraged to declare these as public holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Brazil: November 19 Bridge Public Holiday For Rio De Janeiro Civil Servants

    O Globo - The more than 100.000 civil servants of the city of Rio de Janeiro will have an additional bridge public holiday on Monday, November 19, 2007, to bridge the gap between the weekend of November 17-18 and the municipal public holiday of November 20 (Zumbi's Birthday, or Day of the Black Consciousness).
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Brazil Declares November 16 Bridge Public Holiday

    Jornal O Globo - The Government had announced that, as October 28 (Dia do Servidor Público) fell on a Sunday, it had declared Friday, November 16, 2007, as a one-off, public holiday to be a bridge between the following week-end and the November 15 public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Brazil's Sergipe State Opposed To SS John and Peter Public Holidays

    Infonet Notícias - The governor of the State of Sergipe, Dr. Déda, has announced that he would veto the bill making both the dates of Saint John (June 24) and Saint Peter (June 29) new national public holidays in Brazil.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Brazil To Vote On November 20 Public Holiday

    Última Instância - Projeto de Lei 330/07, soon to be reviewed by the Câmara dos Deputados, would make the Día Nacional de la Conciencia Negra (National Day of Black Self-Awareness), on November 20, into a full national public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Brazil Declares 3-Day National Mourning Period

    O Globo Online - Brazil's President declared July 18-20, 2007, to be days of national mourning in homage to the approximately 200 people who died in July 17's airline crash at São Paulo's Congonhas airport.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Brazil Votes To Change Occurrence of Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Comissões de Educação e Cultura - Late last week, the Education and Culture Commission of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, approved a bill that would move most, but not all, of Brazil's public holidays to the preceding Monday, if they occur on a Tuesday, or to the next Friday if they fall on a Wednesday or Thursday.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Brazil: July 13 Public Holiday in Rio De Janeiro

    Terra - Rio de Janeiro State Governor, Sérgio Cabral, issued a decree which makes Friday, July 13, 2007, a one-day special public holiday, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Pan-American Games.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Brazil June 29 Public Holiday In Alagoas State

    Primeira Edição - Friday, June 29, 2007, will be a public holiday in the state of Alagoas, on the occasion of Saints Peter and Paul Day.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Brazil's Parliament Considering Declaring June 24 and June 29 Public Holidays

    Infonet Noticias - A bill has left commission for a first reading in front of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. This law, if passed would make the dates of Saint John (June 24) and SS Peter and Paul (June 29) national public holidays (feriados nacionais).
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Brazil: Many States and Municipalities Declare June 8 Bridge Public Holiday

    Multiple Sources - Many Brazilian states and municipalities have declared Friday, June 8, 2007, a bridge public holiday (ponto facultativo) for state and municipal civil servants.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Brazil Makes This May 11 a Full Public Holiday

    The Senate of Brazil - The recently created, and annually commemorated feast named "Dia de Santo Antônio de Sant'Anna Galvão", will exceptionally, this year, on Friday May 11, 2007, will be a full national public holiday (feriado nacional).
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Brazil's São Paulo Declares Municipal Public Holiday On May 11

    O Estadao de São Paulo - The city of São Paulo has declared a ponto facultativo, on May 11, 2007, on the occasion of the ceremony when Pope Benedict XVI will canonize Frey Galvão, Brazil's first saint ever.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Brazil Finally Settles on Status of May 11

    Repórter Diário - Yesterday, the government and opposition reached an agreement declaring May 11, 2007, "Dia Nacional de Frei Galvão", and pointing out that it is neither a national holiday (feriado nacional), nor an optional holiday (ponto facultativo), nor even a religious observance day (dia-santo).
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Brazil's May 11th Status Getting Doubtful

    Agência O Globo - It is becoming less and less likely that the May 11, 2007, one-off public holiday voted by the Senate last month, will become a reality. Accordingly, we have changed its status to "tentative".
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Brazil's May 11th Public Holiday To Be Downgraded To Ponto Facultativo

    Diário da Manhã - The deputy José Múcio Monteiro (PTB-PE), has prepared an amendment to the bill that would make May 11, 2007, the day of the canonization of Brazil's first saint, Frei Galvão, a public holiday, as reported in our post of March 28.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Brazil's Upcoming Maundy Thursday Likely To Seem Like A Public Holiday

    O Globo - Although Maundy Thursday, April 5, the day before Good Friday, is not an official national public holiday in Brazil, over the last 2 weeks, many states, regions and municipalities have declared it to be a public holiday locally.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Brazil Considering May 11 Public Holiday

    Ansa Latina - The Brasilian Senate has declared May 11 a national public holiday. On that day, Pope Benedict XVI, who will be in Brazil from May 9-13, will canonize Frey Galvao, the very first Brasilian saint ever.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Brazil Bill To Change Status Of 3 Partial Public Holidays

    Agência Senado - A new law (Projeto de Lei do Senado, PLS, 157/06), approved today in commission, will modify the national public holidays law 662/49, to officially include Carnaval Tuesday, Good Friday and Corpus Christi in the list of Brazil's national public holidays.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Jornal Folha de Boa Vista - The Febraban, Federação Brasileira dos Bancos (Brazilian Banking Federation), has decided that all banks in Brazil would close on Carnival Monday and Tuesday (February 19 and 20), and only reopen from 10-13 on Ash Wednesday, February 21.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Jornal Folha de Boa Vista - The Minister of Planning, Organization and Management (Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão) has issued decree 740 giving a Carnaval ponto facultativo to all federal civil servants on Monday and Tuesday February 19 and 20, and on Wednesday the 21st, until 14:00.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Maracaju News - Over the last few days, many state, local and municipal governments have re-affirmed the status of ponto facultativo, for their civil servants, on the occasion of Carnival (February 19 to 21).
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    MS Notícias - The prefect of Mato Groso, José Garibaldi da Rosa Neto, has decreed a municipal public holiday, Dia Municipal de Combate a Dengue, on Wednesday February 7, in the city of Bela Vista (south-west of Sao Paulo).
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Estadão - Some businesses, banks and government services are expected to be perturbed, in São Paulo, on January 25, the 453rd anniversary of the founding of the city.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Último Segundo - A change of the status of Carnival Tuesday and Corpus Christi is being considered by the education commission of the Senate.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Brazil 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia) - The Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Ministry of Planning, Organization and Management) released decree 740, which was published in the Diário Oficial da União, and which regulates the public holidays taken by federal civil servants and those regional civil servants controlled directly by the federal government.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    National NCS - All the Brazilian banking and financial markets will be closed on Friday, December 29, 2006.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    ADITAL - Although not a public holiday (there is a bill in the Senate), November 20 will be marked by the Brazilian National Day of Black Self-Awareness with parades and marches in 225 of the country's 5561 cities and municipalities, including Sao Paulo and Río de Janeiro.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    National NCS - The Sao Paolo and Río de Janeiro stock exchanges will be closed on November 20, 2006, as well as banks and the following institutions: CBLC and the BM and F. Banks from other cities will be opened.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Brazil Public Holidays News Update

    Reuters - Millions are expected to travel from the 14th to the 16th on the occasion of the Day of the Republic, adding to the chaos that reigns at major Brazilian airports since the beginning of the work to rule movement by air traffic controllers.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Brazil 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Agência Brasil (Brasília) - The Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Ministry of Planning, Organization and Management) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Brazil for the upcoming calendar year 2003.
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See also: Brazil bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Brazil)