Brazil has a total of 24 holidays in 2017. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 1 National holiday
Carnival Saturday
Saturday February 25 Observance
Carnival Sunday
Sunday February 26 Observance
Carnival Monday
Monday February 27 Common local holiday
Carnival Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.
Tuesday February 28 Common local holiday
Carnival end (until 2pm)
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Wednesday March 1 Common local holiday
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 14 National holiday
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 16 Observance
Tiradentes Day
Friday April 21 National holiday
Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Monday May 1 National holiday
Mother's Day
Sunday May 14 Observance
Brazilian Valentine's Day
Monday June 12 Observance
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday June 15 Common local holiday
Father's Day
Sunday August 13 Observance
Independence Day
Thursday September 7 National holiday
Our Lady Aparecida/Children's Day
Thursday October 12 National holiday
Teacher's Day
Sunday October 15 Observance
Public Service Holiday
Saturday October 28 Common local holiday
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
Thursday November 2 National holiday
Republic Proclamation Day
Wednesday November 15 National holiday
Black Consciousness Day
Monday November 20 Observance
Christmas Eve (from 2pm)
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday December 24 Common local holiday
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 25 National holiday
New Year's Eve (from 2pm)
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday December 31 Common local holiday