Public Holidays

April 19, the Dia do Índio (Indigenous Day), is not a national holiday but is nevertheless marked by festivities in indigenous villages around the country.

  • New Year’s Day January 1
  • Carnaval February/March (the two days before Ash Wednesday)
  • Good Friday & Easter Sunday March/April
  • Tiradentes Day April 21
  • May Day/Labor Day May 1
  • Corpus Christi late May/June (60 days after Easter Sunday)
  • Independence Day September 7
  • Day of NS de Aparecida October 12
  • All Souls’ Day November 2
  • Proclamation of the Republic November 15
  • Christmas Day December 25