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Brazil Sends November 20 Public Holiday Bill To The Senate

Source: Primeira Edição (Brasila)
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: December 12, 2017

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.

The new bill was drafted last month (2008-11-21) with support from Brazil's President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2008-11-24).

This bill replaces the now-defunct earlier Projeto de Lei N.º 4.437, de 2004 and would amend Article 1 of the law No 662 of April 6, 1949, which explicitly lists Brazil's official nationwide public holidays.

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