Our Lady of Aparecida
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.
Saturday October 15, 2022
School holidays :
Goiânia Day (Goiânia only)
Monday October 24, 2022
Secular holiday :
Civil Servants holiday
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)
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.
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
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)
Tuesday December 20, 2022
School holidays :
Christmas Eve (1/2 day)
Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday :
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 Years Day on Christmas Day.
Banks close at 12:00
Friday December 30, 2022
Banks only :
New Year's Day
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)
Monday January 30, 2023
School holidays : Http://siap.seduc.go.gov.br
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education PISA ranking (average 493): 401
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Number of teadhing days: 203
School day duration: 5:00 hours
Schools may open on Saturday
School uniforms often required
Dates confirmed till Jan 2023
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