Source:Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia)
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: December 12, 2017
The latest bill to make November 20, the Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra, a national public holiday in Brazil, has passed through the Social Affairs Committee (BAC) of the Senate and now goes to the House floor.
The aforementioned bill to make November 20, the "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra", a new public holiday in Brazil, was put on the commission's roster last fall (2010-09-14).
In his last year in office (2009-11-22), Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, had promised that beginning in 2010, 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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