Public Holidays in Brazil in 2018

Brazil List of national public holidays of Brazil in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day Dia Mundial da Paz
Tuesday February 13 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday April 21 Tiradentes Day Tiradentes
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day Dia do Trabalho
Thursday May 31 Corpus Christi Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Monday July 09 State Rebellion Day São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932
Sunday August 12 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in August. Not a public holiday
Friday September 07 Independence Day Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822
Friday October 12 Lady of Aparecida Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
Monday October 29 Civil Servants Day Government and Banks only
Friday November 02 All Souls' Day Dia de Finados
Thursday November 15 Republic Day Proclamação da República
Tuesday November 20 Zumbi dos Palmares Black Consciousness Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Natal


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public 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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