Brazilian Bill To Declare November 20 Public Holiday
Source:Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia)
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A bill that would make November 20, the "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra", a new public holiday in Brazil, will soon be considered by the Comissão de Assuntos Sociais (CAS) before going for a floor vote.
Last year (2009-11-22), Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, had promised that this year's, November 20th, Dia da Consciência Negra, would be a full-fledged national public holiday. thus giving additional momentum to the previous year's umpteenth bill purporting to make November 20 a national public holiday (2008-11-21), which President Lula had supported from the onset (2008-11-24), and which had been approved at the end of 2008 by Brazil's lower house of parliament's Comissão de Constituição e Justiça da Câmara dos Deputados (2008-12-02).
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