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Holidays & Observances in Brazil

Brazil is a Portuguese country in South America. With the 5th largest population in the world and one of the fastest growing major economies, Brazil is predicted by many to become a major world power within the next few years. Brazil’s culture stems from indigenous Amerindian people, descendants of former African slaves, and Portuguese culture. It is the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world. Holidays in Brazil are famously wild and elaborate. Rio de Janeiro especially hosts huge parties and parades to celebrate holidays such as New Years and the well-known Carnival. People travel to Brazil from all over the world to take part in these celebrations.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Arbor Day - Brazil Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity