National Holidays in Brazil in 2019

Coronavirus: Travel status Foreigners, except residents and immediate family members of Brazil nationals, are not allowed to enter Brazil.  Brazil Travel Guide
Brazil 2019

Brazil List of Holidays in Brazil in 2019

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day National Holiday Dia Mundial da Paz
Monday Carnival National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Tuesday Carnival National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Wednesday Ash Wednesday National Holiday Ponto facultativo
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Sunday Tiradentes Day National Holiday
Wednesday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday
Thursday Corpus Christi National Holiday Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Tuesday State Rebellion Day Regional Holiday São Paulo only
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Saturday Independence Day National Holiday National Day
Saturday Lady of Aparecida National Holiday Holy Mary's Day
Friday Civil Servants Day Government Holiday Government and Banks only
Saturday All Souls' Day National Holiday
Friday Republic Day National Holiday
Wednesday Zumbi dos Palmares Not A Public Holiday Black Consciousness Day
Wednesday 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.