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Brazil (Parà) : 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
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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday October 9, 2022Círio de NazaréSecular holiday
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    Wednesday October 12, 2022Our Lady of AparecidaSecular holiday
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    Monday October 24, 2022Half-day Rest (Belém)Secular 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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    Wednesday December 7, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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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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    Thursday January 12, 2023Belém Day (Belém only)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 6, 2023Ash WednesdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    Círio de Nazaré

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    Sunday October 9, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    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.

    Half-day Rest (Belém)

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    Monday October 24, 2022
    Secular holiday : Recalls the Our Lady of Nazareth Candle celebration that took place on Sunday a fortnight earlier.

    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.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday December 7, 2022
    School holidays :

    Immaculate Conception

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    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 : Https://www.pa.gov.br--https://www.colibriescola.com
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Belém Day (Belém only)

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    Thursday January 12, 2023
    Culture :

    Ash Wednesday

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Culture :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    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 :