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Brazil Public Holidays Law For 2014 World Cup

Source: Diário Oficial da União (Brasilia)
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: June 7, 2012

Brazil has introduced a bill that allows States and Municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a selection game, in 2013, or a FIFA World Cup game, in 2014, occurs in their jurisdiction.

The aforementioned bill echoes last year's (2010-08-27) bill introduced by Deputy Felipe Bornier that would have declared a public holiday on days when the Brazilian national football team played in the World Cup.

A very similar bill was also introduced last 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.

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