Public Holidays in Brazil in 2017

Brazil Upcoming Holidays in Brazil

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 11 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 18 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...


13 February 2018 This National holiday is in 61 days. Second day of Carnival. The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Ca...

Brazil List of national public holidays of Brazil in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day Dia Mundial da Paz
Monday February 27 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Tuesday February 28 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Wednesday March 01 Ash Wednesday Ponto facultativo
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 21 Tiradentes Day Tiradentes
Monday May 01 Labour Day Dia do Trabalho
Thursday June 15 Corpus Christi Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Sunday July 09 State Rebellion Day São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932
Thursday September 07 Independence Day Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822
Thursday October 12 Lady of Aparecida Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
Friday October 27 Civil Servants Day Government and Banks only. Date to be confirmed
Wednesday November 01 All Saints' Day Defuncts' Day
Thursday November 02 All Souls' Day Dia de Finados
Wednesday November 15 Republic Day Proclamação da República
Monday November 20 Zumbi dos Palmares Black Consciousness Day
Monday 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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