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Public Holidays in Brazil in 2019

Brazil List of national public holidays of Brazil in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day Dia Mundial da Paz
Monday March 04 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Tuesday March 05 Carnival Ponto facultativo
Wednesday March 06 Ash Wednesday Ponto facultativo
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21 Tiradentes Day Tiradentes
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day Dia do Trabalho
Thursday June 20 Corpus Christi Ponto facultativo. Second Thursday after Whitsun
Tuesday July 09 State Rebellion Day São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932
Saturday September 07 Independence Day Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822
Saturday October 12 Lady of Aparecida Holy Marys Day/Nossa Senhora da Aparecida
Friday October 25 Civil Servants Day Government and Banks only
Saturday November 02 All Souls' Day Dia de Finados
Friday November 15 Republic Day Proclamação da República
Wednesday November 20 Zumbi dos Palmares Black Consciousness Day
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day Natal

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday Government/Public Sector

Notes

  • 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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