homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesbrazil > this page

Brazil's National Assembly Declares Commemorative Dates For 3 Main Ethnicities

Source: Agência Câmara
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2007
Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2008


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.



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Brazil's National Assembly Declares Commemorative Dates For 3 Main Ethnicities" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.