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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Brazil. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
21 AprFriTiradentes Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
7 SepThuIndependence Day
12 OctThuOur Lady of Aparecida
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
15 NovWedRepublic Day
20 NovMonBlack Consciousness Day /
Zumbi dos Palmares Day
(Rio de Janeiro only)
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Public holidays in Brazil are regulated by federal, municipal and statewide legislation. Although the majority of public holidays are observed nationwide, each city and state may offer employees time off for local observances and religious celebrations.

If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, employees are allowed to observe the holiday on the following Monday. General and state elections are considered public holidays, held on the first and last Sundays in October.