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Brazil's Parliament To Consider Adding 3 Easter-Related Public Holidays

Source: Agência Câmara (Brasilia)
Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008
Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2010


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.

The draft law would have the official Carnival public holiday set to always occur on the first Tuesday of March, rather than follow the Christian calendar.

A similar bill (Projeto de Lei do Senado, PLS, 157/06) was been adopted last year in senatorial commission (2007-03-07).



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