Holiday Guide for Brazil in 2022

Brazil 2022
Brazil
2022

Brazil information

Population: 212.56m
Capital: Brasília
Calling Code: (55)
Time Zone: -3 UTC
Currency: Brazilian real
Language: Portuguese

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List of National Holidays in Brazil in 2022

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Brazil: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Carnival

 Long Weekend! 
Carnival

São Paulo: The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Carnival ushers in the Easter period.

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Brazil: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Tiradentes Day


Tiradentes Day

Brazil: Tiradentes Day in Brazil is a national holiday is celebrated annually on April 21st. It commemorates the execution of Brazilian national hero Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier on this day in 1792.

Carnival

 Long Weekend! 
Carnival

Rio de Janeiro: Second day of Carnival. The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Carnival ushers in the Easter period.

Labour Day


Labour Day

Brazil: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi

Brazil: The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

State Rebellion Day


State Rebellion Day

São Paulo: São Paulo only. Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution of 1932

Independence Day


Independence Day

Brazil: On September 7th 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcântara, the son of the Portuguese King

Lady of Aparecida


Lady of Aparecida

Brazil: Known as 'Nossa Senhora de Aparecida', it honours Brazil's patron saint, the Virgin Mary Aparecida. Mary is honoured with a ten day festival in the city near São Paulo that bears her name

All Souls' Day


All Souls' Day

Brazil: Dedicated to the remembrance of the departed. All Souls' Day follows All Saints' Day.

Republic Day


Republic Day

Brazil: Marks the proclamation of the republic on November 15th 1889 when Brazil's second Emperor, Dom Pedro II, was removed from power

Black Awareness Day


Black Awareness Day

Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo: Zumbi dos Palmares was a warlord in the independent kingdom of Palmares. This kingdom had been founded in the seventeenth century by slaves insurgents in the north-eastern Brazil. This day celebrates the first liberation of slaves.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Brazil: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Notes

  • 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.