In Brazil there are a lot of holidays so say hello to long weekends !
However, one wonders if 2014, despite the roundness of the numbers, will be a good year… Regarding feriados (holidays) this is clearly not the case… The year 2014 has only 5 holidays on weekdays in Brazil.
Here’s the list :
National holidays in Brazil
January 1st Wednesday New Year’s
April 18 Friday Good Friday
April 21 Monday Tiradentes
May 1st Thursday Labour Day
September 7 Sunday Independence Day
October 12 Sunday Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Patron Saint of Brazil)
November 2 Sunday All Souls’ Day
November 15 Saturday Republic Day
December 25 Thursday Christmas
The good news ? There are other – potential – holidays !
They are what is called ponto facultativo. Which means that each company decides if they want to give their employees the day off or not.
March 3 Monday Carnival
March 4 Tuesday Carnival (Mardi Gras)
March 5 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
June 19 Thursday Corpus Christi
October 28 Tuesday Public Service Day
December 24 Wednesday Christmas Eve
December 31 Wednesday New Year’s Eve
Are you working on planning your three-day weekends? You would do well to plan in advance as prices increase rapidly!