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Brazil Considering FIFA Public Holidays Bill

Source: Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia)
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: June 7, 2012

The Committee on Education and Culture of Brazil's lower house of Parliament is currently considering a bill introduced by Deputy Felipe Bornier that would declare a public holiday on days when the Brazilian national football team played in the World Cup.

The aforementioned bill is very similar to one introduced in the spring (2010-05-13) by Brazilian PL deputy, Mendes Thames, and which would declare a series of additional June public holidays, every 4 years, to coincide with Brazil's participation in the FIFA World Cup.

Approval of either bill seems unlikely in view of the recent mood in Brazil's congress (2010-05-09 and 2009-11-22).

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