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Brazil Holidays

Hey buddies, what’s up?
Let’s learn a little bit more about Brazilian culture? A new year starts and it’s typical among Brazilian to check the calendar for Brazil holidays.

Do you know the most important holidays in Brazil? No? So, to keep you updated, here are the holidays for 2019. Let’s have a look:

Brazilian Holidays 2019

Ano novo New year Holiday January 1st
Carnaval Carnival (Mardi Gras) Holiday March 4th and 5th
Dia Internacional da Mulher International Women’s
Commemorative Date March 8th
Tiradentes Tiradentes  Holiday April 21st
Sexta-feira Santa Good Friday Holiday April 19th (Friday before Easter)
Páscoa Easter Holiday Sunday, April 21st
Dia do trabalho Labor day Holiday May 1st
Dia das mães Mother’s day Commemorative Date May 12th (2nd Sunday in May)
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi  Holiday June 20th
Dia dos namorados Valentine’s day Commemorative Date June 12th
Festas juninas June parties Commemorative Date June
Dia dos pais Father’s day Commemorative Date August 11th (2nd Sunday of August)
Dia da Independência Independence Day Holiday September 7th
Nossa Senhora de Aparecida Our Lady Aparecida Day Holiday October 12th
Dia das crianças Children’s day Commemorative Date October 12th
Dia dos professores Teachers’ day Holiday for schools October 15th
Dia do Comércio Commerce employee’s day Holiday for stores October 21st
Dia do Servidor Público Civil Servants Day Holiday for public services October 28th
Finados Day of the Dead (All Soul’s Day) Holiday November 2nd
Dia da República Proclamation of the Republic Holiday November 15th
Consciência Negra Black Consciousness Day Holiday in some states November 20th
Natal Christmas Holiday December 25th


On commemorative dates, everything works normally in Brazil, but on holidays, Brazilians have a day off. In addition to the national holidays, Rio de Janeiro has its own holidays. Take a look:

Rio de Janeiro Holidays

Dia de São Sebastião Saint Sebastian’s Day Holiday January 20th
Aniversário do Rio de Janeiro Anniversary of Rio de Janeiro Holiday March 1st
Dia de São Jorge Saint George’s Day Holiday April 23rd

Feriadão in Brazil

Here in Brazil there is something we call Feriadão. It means a Big Holiday and it happens when the holiday comes next to the weekend. If a holiday falls on a Thursday, for example, most of Brazilians won’t work on Friday, if their company agrees. If the holiday is on a Tuesday, Brazilians will usually take the Monday off, especially common in schools and small offices. Is there anything like that in your country?

Now we know the most important holidays in Brazil.
Are any of these dates the same in your country? Which ones?
Let’s compare?

That’s it for now!

See you soon!
Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!

Click on the links below to see more Dicas
Rio de Janeiro New Years
Festa Junina in Brazil
Corpus Christi in Brazil
Lover’s Day

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