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Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia)
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has announced that it would avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare 3 one-off non-working municipal public holidays in June and July 2014.

As per the aforementioned announcement, June 18 and 25, 2014, will be half-day public holidays, while July 4, 2014, will be a full-day public holiday.

The "Lei da Copa", gazetted 2 years ago (2012-06-07), allows Brazilian states and municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA World Cup game occurs in their jurisdiction in 2014.

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