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Brazil Considering Reducing Number Of Public Holidays

Source: NOPS (Brasilia)
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: August 27, 2010

Brazil's Finance Minister, Guido Mantega, has suggested reducing the number of non-working public holidays in Brazil to improve the performance of the Brazilian economy.

This radical proposal would see the list of Brazilian public holidays reduced to New Year, Independence Day, and Christmas. Needless to say, it is not expected to be approved by either the Congress, Senate or President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

On the contrary, late last year (2009-11-22), President Lula, promised that beginning in 2010, the November 20th, Dia da Consciência Negra, would be a full-fledged national public holiday.

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