Public Holidays in Brazil in 2016

Brazil Upcoming Holidays in Brazil

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 17 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 24 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...


27 February 2017 This National holiday is in 81 days. The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Carnival ushers in the Eas...

Brazil List of national public holidays of Brazil in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Dia Mundial da Paz
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Wednesday February 10 Feb 10 Ash Wednesday Ponto facultativo
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday April 21 Apr 21 Tiradentes Day Tiradentes
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Dia do Trabalho
Thursday May 26 May 26 Corpus Christi Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Saturday July 09 Jul 9 State Rebellion Day São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932
Thursday August 04 Aug 4 Public Holiday Rio de Janeiro only. For Olympic Torch relay
Friday August 05 Aug 5 Public Holiday Rio de Janeiro only. For Olympic opening ceremony
Thursday August 18 Aug 18 Public Holiday Rio de Janeiro only. For Olympic marathon race
Monday August 22 Aug 22 Public Holiday Rio de Janeiro only. For Olympic closing ceremony
Wednesday September 07 Sep 7 Independence Day Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Lady of Aparecida Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
Friday October 28 Oct 28 Civil Servants Day Government and Banks only
Wednesday November 02 Nov 2 All Souls Day Dia de Finados
Tuesday November 15 Nov 15 Republic Day Proclamação da República
Sunday November 20 Nov 20 Zumbi dos Palmares Black Consciousness Day
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Natal


National Holiday Regional Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Ponto facultativos are types of holidays unique to Brazil. It is up to an employer whether they allow employees to take this day. In practice, the holidays are widely observed by the public sector and large companies.
  • Half Day holidays are observed on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year's Eve (December 31st)

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