Brazil public holidays are legislated at the federal, statewide and municipal levels. Most Brazil public holidays are national holidays, but there are some statewide or city holidays as well.

Brazil holidays 2012 below are estimated date for Brazil national holidays. The official calendar of Brazil 2012 holidays is not released as of now. The Brazil holidays calendar below is estimate, as such we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Brazil holidays 2012 calendar.

Brazil Holidays 2012
Here is list of 2012 Brazil Holidays:

New Year’s Day
Ano Novo – Celebrates beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. Festivities include counting down to midnight (12:00 AM) on the preceding night, New Year’s Eve. Traditional end of holiday season.
New Year
Sunday, 1 January 2012

Carnival and Ash Wednesday
Carnaval e Quarta-feira de Cinzas- A festive season (Carnival) leading up to Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Closes with Ash Wednesday (40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays), which starts the season of Lent in the Christian calendar.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Monday, 20 February 2012
Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Good Friday
Sexta-feira Santa – Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ
Good Friday
Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter
Pascoa – Celebrates the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family.
Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tiradentes’ Day
Tiradentes – Commemoration of an early movement for Brazilian independence, headed by Tiradentes.
Saturday, 21 April 2012

Labor Day
Dia do Trabalho – Celebrates the achievements of workers and the labor movement.
International Labor Day
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi – Its purpose is to honor the Eucharist, and as such it does not commemorate a particular event in Jesus’ life.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, 7 June 2012

Independence Day
Dia da Independencia – Celebrates Declaration of Independence, also called the Seventh of Setember.
Brazil’s Independence Day
Friday, 7 September 2012

Our Lady of Aparecida
Nossa Senhora de Aparecida – Commemorates the Virgin Mary as Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Aparecida, Patron Saint of Brazil. Also celebrated as Children’s Day (Dia das Criancas) on the same date
Friday, 12 October 2012

All Souls Day
Dia de Finados – Commemorates the faithful departed.
All Souls Day
Friday, 2 November 2012

Proclamation of the Republic Day
Proclamacao da Republica – Commemorates the proclamation of the republic in 15 November 1889.
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Day
Natal – Celebrates the Nativity of Jesus
Christmas
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Brazil Holidays 2012 !

Past Brazil Holidays

Brazil national holidays in the past years

List of Brazil Public Holidays Year 2010

New Year’s Day
1 January 2010

Carnival and Ash Wednesday
12 February 2010
13 February 2010
14 February 2010
15 February 2010
16 February 2010
17 February 2010

Good Friday
2 April 2010

Easter
4 April 2010

Tiradentes’ Day
21 April 2010

Labor Day
1 May 2010

Corpus Christi
3 June 2010

Independence Day
7 September 2010

Our Lady of Aparecida
12 October 2010

All Souls Day
2 November 2010

Proclamation of the Republic Day
15 November 2010

Christmas Day
25 December 2010