Brazil has 12 national holidays, including those with varying dates, and over 50 state holidays. The federal government sets the dates for these public holidays, which vary from year to year because they are based on the election or appointment of a new president by Congress.
Some private companies keep their employees longer than just one day off per week, so they also have weekly holidays if they operate on a monthly basis. These private holidays usually match up with the federal or state holidays.
There is no need to provide any additional compensation for taking holiday time. Employees are free to take all the time they want off work without losing their job. However, if an employee does not use his or her time off properly, it can affect their employment record.
Taking time off work to attend religious events is encouraged in Brazil. Most churches will let you take time off work to attend services, and some will even pay you for this time. Your employer cannot deny you this time off unless it violates some law or regulation. For example, if taking time off would result in you being fired, then your employer must allow this otherwise you would be denied your rights as a worker.
Day of the Republic/Dia do RepAoblica (15 Nov) These are some of the most well-known national holidays in Brazil. While there are many more, these are the ones that practically all Brazilians celebrate. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. However, since 15 November 1824, when Brazil became a republic, Portuguese has been abolished as the country's official language. Now, Brazilians speak Brazilian Portuguese or Engrish.
The first two days of November are public holidays in Brazil. They commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of Brazil on 25 April 1822 and the Declaration of Independence on 8 October 1823.
Brazil is one of the few countries in South America to have a written constitution. It was adopted after an intense debate in the Federal Assembly led by President Saís, who played an important role in its creation. On 15 November 1824, this historic document was approved by Congress.
One hundred years later, in 1934, another constitutional amendment was ratified, this time by all states, giving slavery forever after abolished. This amendment granted all slaves full citizenship rights.
On 2 December 1889, a revolution broke out in São Paulo against the government of Portugal, which had colonized Brazil. The rebels declared their independence from Portugal and called themselves "República Federativa de Brasília".
Brazil is a vibrant, colorful country that knows how to have fun. Throughout the year, Brazil has a number of public holidays (feriados publicos), each of which is celebrated in a distinctively Brazilian manner. The world-famous Carnival is Brazil's most famous event. However, it is not an official holiday, despite the fact that many employees receive the day off. Labor laws require that employers provide paid leave if you want to be able to take time off work for religious reasons.
There are two types of public holidays in Brazil: federal holidays and local holidays. Federal holidays are set by law and apply to all states. Local holidays can be established at the state or municipal level and can apply only to certain cities within the state. They can also be called "day off" or "holiday weekend".
The following are federal holidays in Brazil: New Year's Day, January 1; Children's Day, February 5; Good Friday, March/April; Easter Sunday, March/April; Labour Day, May 1; World Cup Day, June 12; Republic Day, October 2; All Saints' Day, November 1; Christmas, December 25.
Here are some examples of local holidays in Brazil: San Juan Bautista Church in Rio de Janeiro celebrates its festival on July 24; Our Lady of Aparecida Chapel in Brasilia closes for three days beginning on August 15; Paraíso da Todos os Santos church in São Paulo has its annual festival from September 8 to 11.
Brazil has public holidays.
|Date||English name||Portuguese name|
|September 7||Independence Day||Dia da Independência|
|October 12||Our Lady of Aparecida||Nossa Senhora Aparecida|
|November 2||Day of the Dead||Dia de Finados|
|November 15||Republic Proclamation Day||Proclamação da República|
In Brazil, like in many other areas of the world, December 25 is a time for family, religious thought, and, very often, an abundance of food and drink. Brazil celebrates Christmas in the midst of summer, so the days are bright and sunny, lending a tropical feel to the celebrations.
However, what makes Brazilian Christmas different from those in other parts of the world is the large number of events that take place during this period. There are street parties where people come together to dance, eat, and enjoy live music; house parties at which people visit with friends and have drinks; and office parties at which staff get-togethers at restaurants or cafes.
The main reason for this is that, in Brazil, Christmas is a commercial holiday. This means that businesses give themselves a break by closing down for the day. In addition, people receive gifts from their employers, so it is also a chance for companies to show their appreciation. Finally, churches hold services on Christmas Day, which are followed by lunch with family and friends.
Of all the events held over Christmas, the street party is the most important. It starts on Christmas Eve when people go out into the streets to sing, dance, eat, drink, and make merry. The idea is to spend the night outside under the stars, going to different houses where people keep open their doors to offer hospitality. This is considered a great way to meet new friends!
The United States Congress has recognized 10 yearly federal holidays in the United States. There are no "national holidays" in the United States, unlike in many other nations, because Congress only has the constitutional ability to declare holidays for federal agencies. Each state may choose to honor its own citizens with public holidays; most states that have national holidays also observe Labor Day as a holiday.
Holidays include Christmas, New Year's Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans' Day. The first four holidays were established by acts of Congress while the remaining six were recommended by Congress and then approved by the president.
Christmas is observed on December 25. It was made a federal holiday in 1870 and has been a permanent holiday ever since. New Year's Eve is the night before January 1 and it is also a federal holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January. It was established in 1968 by Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. President Donald Trump signed a bill in 2017 that would make King's birthday a federal holiday.
President's Day was established by President George W. Bush in 2003. It is the third Sunday in February. It is meant to honor all those who have served our country. Memorial Day is held on the last Monday in May.