Source:Agência Câmara de Notícias (Brasilia)
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 4, 2021
The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is studying the Bill 5129/20 which would amend the list of 2021 Brazilian public holidays, by declaring Monday and Tuesday, July 5 and 6, 2021, as one-off public holidays, as well as declaring Saturday, July 3, 2021, as a ponto facultativo.
As per the bill's sponsor, Luiz Antonio Teixeira Jr. (PP-RJ), "all commemorative dates and festive events in 2020 have had their achievements extremely impaired or have had to be canceled or postponed, which has greatly affected tourism and the national economy." ("todas as datas comemorativas e eventos festivos de 2020 tiveram suas realizações extremamente prejudicadas ou tiveram que ser cancelados ou adiados, o que afetou sobremaneira o turismo e a economia nacional").
Were the aforementioned Projeto de Lei 5129/20 to become law, it would amend the recently-announced list of 2021 public holidays in Brazil, as released by the Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, a couple of months ago (2020-09-19).
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