Source:Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia)
Posted: Monday, January 4, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: February 3, 2021
The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted the annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 (Portaria Nº 430, de 30 de Dezembro de 2020, Edição 250, Seção, 1, Página 39).
As usual (2020-01-03 and 2019-09-21), the aforementioned list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 ("Ficam divulgados os dias de feriados nacionais e estabelecidos os dias de ponto facultativo no ano de 2021, para cumprimento pelos órgãos e entidades da Administração Pública federal direta, autárquica e fundacional do Poder Executivo, sem prejuízo da prestação dos serviços considerados essenciais"), was announced, earlier this year (2020-09-19), and once again (2020-01-03, 2018-11-28, 2017-11-18, 2016-01-05, 2015-02-04, 2015-01-18 and 2014-01-06) confirms the dates of the Easter-related public holidays with, this year again (2014-01-06 and 2013-01-04) a return observance for Good Friday (Paixão de Cristo).
Last autumn's Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Bill 5129/20 (2020-11-12), 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, to replace Carnival 2021, as well as declaring Saturday, July 3, 2021, as a ponto facultativo, does not seem to have been factored into the Portaria Nº 430, which lists the Carnival-related pontos facultativos on their usual date; 15 de fevereiro, Carnaval, 16 de fevereiro, Carnaval, and 17 de fevereiro, quarta-feira de cinzas.
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