National Public Holidays in Brazil

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks holiday and people get the day off in Brazil...

The Portuguese for public holiday is feriado público. Official Brazilian public holidays can be national (nacionais), state (estaduais) and municipal (municipais).

Although Carnival is a national holiday it's not compulsory to give workers those days off. In practice, almost every employer does. 

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 25 February - 28 February - Carnival weekend and Carnival Monday & Tuesday
  • 14 April - Good Friday
  • 21 April - Tiradentes' Day
  • 1 May - Labor Day / May Day
  • 7 September - Independence Day
  • 12 October - Our Lady Aparecida/Children's Day
  • 1 November - All Saints Day
  • 2 November - All Souls Day
  • 15 November - Republic Proclamation Day
  • 21 November - Black Consciousness Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day