Brazil has a total of 28 holidays in 2018. 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.
Monday January 1 National holiday
Carnival Saturday
Saturday February 10 Observance
Carnival Sunday
Sunday February 11 Observance
Carnival Monday
Monday February 12 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 13 Common local holiday
Carnival end (until 2pm)
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Wednesday February 14 Common local holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday March 30 National holiday
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 1 Observance
Tiradentes Day
Saturday 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.
Tuesday May 1 National holiday
Mother's Day
Sunday May 13 Observance
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday May 31 Common local holiday
Brazilian Valentine's Day
Tuesday June 12 Observance
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
Father's Day
Sunday August 12 Observance
Independence Day
Friday September 7 National holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
Our Lady Aparecida/Children's Day
Friday October 12 National holiday
Teacher's Day
Monday October 15 Observance
Public Service Holiday
Sunday 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.
Friday November 2 National holiday
Republic Proclamation Day
Thursday November 15 National holiday
Black Consciousness Day
Tuesday November 20 Observance
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve (from 2pm)
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday 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.
Tuesday 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.
Monday December 31 Common local holiday