Public Holidays in Brazil in 2015

Brazil List of national public holidays of Brazil in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day Dia Mundial da Paz
Monday February 16 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Tuesday February 17 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Wednesday February 18 Ash Wednesday Ponto facultativo
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 21 Tiradentes Day Tiradentes
Thursday April 23 São Jorge Rio de Janeiro. Government and schools
Friday May 01 May Day Dia do Trabalho
Thursday June 04 Corpus Christi Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Thursday July 09 State Rebellion Day São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932
Monday September 07 Independence Day Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822
Monday October 12 Lady of Aparecida Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
Friday October 30 Civil Servants Day Government and Banks only
Sunday November 01 All Saints Day Defuncts' Day
Monday November 02 All Souls Day Dia de Finados
Sunday November 15 Republic Day Proclamação da República
Friday November 20 Zumbi dos Palmares Black Consciousness Day
Friday December 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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