Brazil: Public Holidays

The world's largest country in the tropics

Brazil Public Holidays

Brazil has broadly the same public holidays as the UK, with several regional additions. Most public holidays become long weekends, and should a fixed-date holiday such as New Year’s Day fall on a weekend, the following Monday will usually be a holiday. The main public holidays in Brazil are:

1 Jan New Year's Day.
20 Jan Founding of Rio de Janeiro.
25 Jan Founding of São Paulo.
20-24 Feb Carnival.
10 Apr Good Friday.
21 Apr Tiradentes.
1 May Labour Day.
11 Jun Corpus Christi.
7 Sep Independence Day.
12 Oct Our Lady Aparecida, Patron St of Brazil.
2 Nov All Souls' Day.
15 Nov Republic Day.
24 Dec Christmas Eve.
25 Dec Christmas Day.
31 Dec New Year's Eve.