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Brazil Bill Would Declare World Cup Public Holidays

Source: NOPS (Brasilia)
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: June 7, 2012

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.

The bill's author states that his proposal would only officialize the current state of affairs in which all activity stops in Brazil whenever Brazil's national football team plays a game in the World Cup.

The “feriados copais” bill must still be approved by President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. This approval seems unlikely in view of the recent mood in Brazil's congress (2010-05-09 and 2009-11-22).

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