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Brazil (Rio) : 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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    Friday December 2, 2022National day of SambaEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday December 17, 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, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Friday January 6, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 20, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 20, 2023Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 6, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023Rio Tennis OpenSports events
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic
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    Monday February 27, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 21, 2023Tiradentes DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday April 23, 2023St George DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    National day of Samba

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    Friday December 2, 2022
    Culture : in Rio

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday December 17, 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 :

    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

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.rj.gov.br
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education (Educaçao Infantil)
    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
    Number of instructional days: 202

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023 (some municipalities may start a week later)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Regional holiday

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Secular holiday : Angra dos Reis Day Angra dos Reis only

    Regional holiday

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : San Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro only

    Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only)

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    Culture : Rio was founded on March 1, 1656, when Estácio de Sá, defeated the French and the indigenous populations, who had been dominating the region for 10 years, involved in the trade of pau-brazil.The full name of Rio is São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. This January River name was given by Gaspar de Lemos andAmérico Vespúcio, who visited the region in 1502 and believed that the Guanabara bay was a river's estuary.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    Culture : 2023 edition confirmed

    Rio Tennis Open

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Catholic :

    Carnival

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Catholic :

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Catholic :

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Secular holiday : Fundation of Petropolis in Petropolis only

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Banks only :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Tiradentes Day

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to national hero Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, a resistant in the upraise against the Portuguese. Since he was a dentist, he was nicknamed tiradentes ( tooth-puller ). He was executed in 1789. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    St George Day

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914