Top events in Brazil

September
07

Along with the Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to hold the Paralympics in 2016. This will be the first time the multi-sport...

September
10

Inspired by the Venice Biennale art festival, the São Paulo Art Biennial takes place every two years between September and December. Running since...

October
01

The 'Festival do Rio' is the city's International Film Festival. In recent years Brazilian films based in Rio, such as Central Station, City of...

Brazil Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
20
Founding of Rio de Janeiro
Start date:
20 January 2016

Regional observation only.

January
25
Founding of São Paulo
Start date:
25 January 2016

Regional observation only.

February
08
Carnival
Start date:
8 February 2016
End date:
11 February 2016

Regional observation only.

March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
April
21
Tiradentes
Start date:
21 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
26
Corpus Christi
Start date:
26 May 2016
September
07
Independence Day
Start date:
7 September 2016
October
12
Our Lady of Aparecida
Start date:
12 October 2016
November
02
All Soul's Day
Start date:
2 November 2016
November
15
Republic Day
Start date:
15 November 2016
December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2016
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