Source: 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.
Currently, November 20 was officially celebrated in 5267 of the country's 5561 cities and municipalities in 2007 (as compared to 5225, in 2006), including Río de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where it has been an official municipal public holiday since 2003.
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