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Brazil (Amapá) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Real (BRL)
Internet domain: .br - Telephone code: 55 - International dialing code: 0014
- GMT offset: see each related State (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Wednesday October 12, 2022Our Lady of AparecidaSecular holiday
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Friday October 28, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Sunday November 20, 2022Zumbi dos Palmares - Black Consciousness DayBanks only
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Thursday December 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas Eve (1/2 day)Secular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Friday December 30, 2022Banks close at 12:00Banks only
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 16, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday February 4, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic
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Our Lady of Aparecida

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Wednesday October 12, 2022
Secular holiday : Our Lady who Appeared refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary located in the Basilica of Aparecida in Aparecida, and patroness of Brazil. One of the most visited places in the Catholic world.

Civil Servants holiday

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Friday October 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Information: Some government agencies are closed; banks may close half-day or even the full day.

Republic Day

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Tuesday November 15, 2022
Secular holiday : When in 1822 Brazil became independent, Don Pedro was the emperor. In 1865 Brazil became involved in a bloody five-year war with Paraguay. In 1888 slavery was abolished and in 1889, the emperor was overthrown by the military. Republic was installed.

Zumbi dos Palmares - Black Consciousness Day

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Sunday November 20, 2022
Banks only : Zumbi dos Palmares was a warlord in the independent kingdom of Palmares. This kingdom had been founded in the seventeenth century by slaves insurgents in the north-eastern Brazil. This day celebrates the first liberation of slaves. Established as a federal public holiday in 2007.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday December 15, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Eve (1/2 day)

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Banks close at 12:00

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Friday December 30, 2022
Banks only :

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Https://seed.portal.ap.gov.br/
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): 401
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
schools may open on Saturday
School day duration: 5:00 hours
school uniforms often required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023 (winter vacations not confirmed) Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday January 16, 2023
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Saturday February 4, 2023
Secular holiday : Anniversary of Macapa in Macapa only

Carnival

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Monday February 20, 2023
Catholic :

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Catholic :