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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|
|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|
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?
That’s it for now!
See you soon!
Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!