National Holidays in Brazil in 2017

Brazil 2017

Brazil List of Holidays in Brazil in 2017

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday Sun New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Mon Carnival National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Tuesday Tue Carnival National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Wednesday Wed Ash Wednesday National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Friday Fri Good Friday National Holiday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday Fri Tiradentes Day National Holiday Tiradentes
Monday Mon Labour Day National Holiday International Labour Day
Thursday Thu Corpus Christi National Holiday Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Sunday Sun State Rebellion Day Regional Holiday São Paulo only
Sunday Sun Father's Day Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Thursday Thu Independence Day National Holiday
Thursday Thu Lady of Aparecida National Holiday Holy Mary's Day
Friday Fri Civil Servants Day Government Holiday Government and Banks only. Date to be confirmed
Wednesday Wed All Saints' Day National Holiday Defuncts' Day
Thursday Thu All Souls' Day National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Republic Day National Holiday
Monday Mon Zumbi dos Palmares Not A Public Holiday Black Consciousness Day
Monday Mon Christmas Day National Holiday


  • Half Day holidays are observed on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year's Eve (December 31st)
  • 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.