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Brazil bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Brazil Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (Confraternização Universal)
Feb.    Mon Carnival Ponto Facultativo
        Tue Carnival Ponto Facultativo
Mar.    Wed Ash Wednesday (until 2pm) Mor+Ponto
Apr.    Fri Good Friday (Paixão de Cristo) Ponto Facultativo
        Fri Tiradentes Day
May     Mon Labor Day (Dia Mundial do Trabalho)
June    Thu Corpus Christi Day Ponto Facultativo
Sep.  7 Thu Independence Day
Oct. 12 Thu Lady of Aparecida Day
     28 Sat Civil Servants' Day (Dia do Servidor Público) Gov+Ponto
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day (Finados)
     15 Wed Republic Day
     20 Mon Black Consciousness Day (Dia da Consciência Negra) Mun+Reg+Bnk
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day (Natal)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

01 Dec 2016 Brazil 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2017.  22 Jun 2016 Brazil Adds 3 Olympics Public Holidays (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The prefecture of Rio de Janeiro has published the Decreto nº 41.867, de 21 de junho de 2016, which declared 3, one-off, non-working public holidays in Brazil's city of Rio de Janeiro on account of the upcoming Olympic games.  05 Jan 2016 Brazil 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2016.  06 Jul 2015 Brazil Zumbi Public Holiday Update (O Globo-São Paulo) Brazil's parliamentary culture commission has approved the Projeto de Lei 296/15 which would convert the November 20, Dia Nacional da Consciência Negra, into a full-fledged annual non-working public holiday in Brazil.  04 Feb 2015 Brazil 2015 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has gazetted its previously-released annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  18 Jan 2015 Brazil 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has released its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015.  14 May 2014 Brazil Adds FIFA 2014 Public Holidays (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of São Paulo has announced that it would also avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare June 12, 2014, the day of the inauguration of the upcoming world cup soccer championship, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday.  13 Mar 2014 Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has announced that it would avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare 3 one-off non-working municipal public holidays in June and July 2014.  06 Jan 2014 Brazil 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has announced its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014.  29 Jun 2013 Brazilian Mid-Week Public Holidays Update (Câmara dos Deputados-Brasilia) A 2009 bill which would move to the next Monday any fixed-date Brazilian public holiday that falls on a Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, has been reinstated and will be considered by the Committee on Education, Culture and Sports (EC).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Brazil public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Brazil are of 3 types, national (nacionais), state (estaduais) and municipal (municipais). National public holidays are regulated by Lei nº 662, de 6 de abril de 1949 which was amended by federal law 10.607 of December 19, 2002. Religious holidays are regulated by the Lei nº 9.093, de 12 de setembro de 1995.  Pontos Facultativos (loosely translated as optional bridge holidays) are a uniquely Brazilian construct whereby some days are specified by the government (either at the federal, state or municipal level) as optional holidays that can be taken but need to be compensated later. This usually applies to civil servants, bank employees, and employees in large companies. The list of pontos facultativos included here is the list announced by the federal government. In pratice, most states will declare the same dates, albeit at the last-minute, and if the states do not then most municipalities also will.  Carnival Tuesday (terça-feira de Carnaval) is not a national public holiday in Brazil (only in some states and municipalities). However, tradition is that most businesses are off for both the Monday and Tuesday of Carnival.  Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are often only half days.  All Saints Day (Nov. 1) is not one of the official public holidays but may be taken, especially in villages.  State Public Holidays: • Acre: 15th of June: Aniversário do estado, 6th of August: Início da Revolução Acreana, 5th of September: Dia da Amazônia, 17th of November: Assinatura do Tratado de Petrópolis. • Alagoas: 16th of September: Emancipação Política de Alagoas, 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Amapá: 19th of March: Dia de São José, 5th of October: Criação do Estado. • Amazonas: 05th of September: Elevação do Amazonas à categoria de província, 8th of December: Dia de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. • Bahia: 02nd of July: Indepêndencia da Bahia. • Ceará: 19th of March: Dia de São José. • Distrito Federal: 21st of April: Fundação de Brasília, 30th of November: Dia do Evangélico. • Espírito Santo: 23th of May: Colonização do solo espírito-santense. • Goiás: 28th of October: Dia do Servidor Público. • Maranhão: 28th of July: Adesão do Maranhão à independência do Brasil, 8th of December: Dia de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. • Mato Grosso: 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Mato Grosso do Sul: 11th of October: Criação do Estado. • Minas Gerais: 21st of April: Data magna do Estado. • Pará: 15th of August: Adesão do Grão-Pará à independência do Brasil. • Paraíba: 05th of August: Emancipação política do estado. • Paraná: 19th of December: Emancipação Política (Emancipação do Paraná de São Paulo). • Pernambuco: None. • Piauí: 13th of March: Dia da Batalha do Jenipapo, 19th of October: Dia do Piauí. • Rioth of January:: 15th of October: Dia do Comércio, 20th of November: Dia da Consciência Negra. • Rio Grande do Norte: 29th of June: Dia de São Pedro, 3th of October: Mártires de Cunhaú e Uruaçu. • Rio Grande do Sul: 20th of September: Revolução Farroupilha. • Rondônia: 04th of January: Criação do Estado, 18th of June: Dia do Evangélico. • Roraíma: 05th of October: Criação do Estado. • Santa Catarina: 11th of August: Criação da capitania, separando-se de São Paulo. • São Paulo: 09th of July: Revolução Constitucionalista de 1932. • Sergipe: 08th of July: Autonomia política de Sergipe. • Tocantins: 05th of October: Criação do Estado.  Zumbi's Birthday, also known as Día Nacional de la Conciencia Negra (National Day of Black Self-Awareness), on November 20: Bill 302/2003 (Dispõe sobre a instituição de feriado nacional na data da morte de Zumbi dos Palmares), by Senator Paulo Paim, to make the date a national public holiday has been stalled in the Senate since 2003. However, despite its lack of official national status, it was officially celebrated in 5267 of the country's 5561 cities and municipalities in 2007 (as compared to 5225, in 2006), including Río de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where it has been an official municipal public holiday since 2003 .  Resolução 2516, from the year 2000, made Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) a working day, but the same resolution excused financial institutions from fulfilling minimal operating hours on that date.  December 31 was made a holiday for the banking sector by resolution 2.596/99.  On election years, law 9.504/97 specifies that the first round of voting ocurs on the first Sunday of October, and the second round, when needed, occurs on the last Sunday of October.  Dia do Servidor Público (Civil Servants' Day): although the governing law (art. 236 of law nº 8.112 of December 11, 1990) specifies a fixed date for this holiday, in the past it has often been arbitrarily moved to another date when it occurred on a weekend (2007) or in the middle of the week (2008 and 2009).  Brazil International Codes BR and BRA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .br (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Brazil information and news: Central Bank of Brazil (Brazil central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Brazil maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Brazil), and Wikipedia (includes Brazil commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Brazil, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Brazil, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Brazil, before planning any trip to Brazil. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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