Most public holidays in Brazil are observed throughout the nation. However, many states and cities in Brazil have their own holidays as well. Public holidays in Brazil are legislated at the federal, state, and municipal level.
Some Christian holidays are observed as public holidays in this country. The other public holidays are derived from certain important events occurred alongside the history of Brazil.
Brazil Holidays 2013
Below is the estimation of Brazil public holidays for the year of 2013. Please note that this is not an official Brazil holidays calendar. Therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of 2013 Brazil holidays calendar available.
New Year’s Day Ano Novo
The first day of the year according to Gregorian calendar. New Year 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Carnival Carnaval e Quarta-feira de Cinzas Carnivals on two days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays. Ash Wednesday 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Good Friday Sexta-feira Santa
Commemorates the cruxifixion of Jesus Christ Good Friday 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter 2013
Sunday, 1 April 2013
Commemorates the anniversary of a national martyr – Tiradentes – in 1792.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Labour Day Dia do Trabalho
Celebrates the achievements of the workers and the labour movement. Labour Day 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
A day to honor the Eucharist
2nd Thursday after Whitsun Corpus Christi 2013
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Independence Day Dia da Independencia
Celebrates Brazil’s Independence from Portugal in 1822. Brazil’s Independence Day 2013
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Our Lady of Aparecida Nossa Senhora de Aparecida Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida commemorates Virgin Mary as Patron Saint of Brazil.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
All Souls Day Dia de Finados
Commemorates the faithful departed. All Souls Day
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Proclamation of the Republic Day Proclamacao da Republica
Commemorates the proclamation of Brazillian Republic in 1889.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Christmas Day Natal
Celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ Christmas Day
Wednesday, 25 December 2013