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Brazil (Bahia) : 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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Thursday June 16, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Friday June 17, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday June 28, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday June 30, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 2, 2022Bahia Independence Day (Bahia only)Secular holiday
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Monday July 4, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday July 26, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday August 15, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday September 7, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Thursday September 8, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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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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Wednesday November 2, 2022Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)Catholic or protestant
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 8, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday December 18, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday December 21, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday December 31, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Optional holiday

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Thursday June 16, 2022
Catholic : Corpus Cristi

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 17, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Friday June 24, 2022
Secular holiday : in the capital city only

Regional holiday

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Tuesday June 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Ilhéus Day Ilhéus only

Regional holiday

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Thursday June 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Porto Seguro Day Porto Seguro only

Bahia Independence Day (Bahia only)

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Secular holiday : The Siege of Salvador occurred during the Brazilian War of Independence, during which the Brazilian Army, under Pierre Labatut, attempted to capture the city of Salvador in Bahia from its Portuguese Army defenders. The siege lasted from 2 March 1822 until 2 July 1823, finally ending when the Portuguese commander, Inácio Luís Madeira de Melo, surrendered his forces to the Brazilians [Wikipedia]

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday July 4, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Tuesday July 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Dia de Senhora Santana, Saint Patron of Feira de Santana city Feira de Santana only

Regional holiday

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Porto Seguro as well

Independence Day

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Wednesday September 7, 2022
Secular holiday : In 1807, Napoleon's army marched on Lisbon. Two days before the invasion, the Portuguese Prince Regent set sail for Brazil. On arrival, he made Rio de Janeiro the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve; Brazil became the only New World colony to serve as the seat of a European monarch. In 1822 the Prince Regent's son, who had been left behind to rule the colony when his father returned to Portugal, pulled out his sword and yelled the battle cry 'Independência ou morte!' (independence or death). Portugal was too weak to fight its favourite son, so Brazil became an independent empire without spilling a drop of blood.

Regional holiday

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Thursday September 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Nossa Senhora da Pena Arraial d'Ajuda and Porto Seguro only

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.

Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)

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Wednesday November 2, 2022
Catholic or protestant : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.

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.

Regional holiday

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) Alegrete, Arroio Grande, Cachoeira do Sul, Frederico Westphalen, Osório, Passo Fundo, Santa Maria, Santiago, São Jerônimo, São Leopoldo, Sapucaia do Sul,

Regional holiday

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Sunday December 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Lençóis Day Lençóis only

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday December 21, 2022
School holidays :

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 are closed

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Saturday December 31, 2022
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