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Brazil (Rio G. do Sul) : 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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Friday July 22, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday September 7, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Tuesday September 20, 2022Farroupilha's RevolutionSecular 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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Tuesday November 15, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 8, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 8, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday December 16, 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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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 23, 2023World Social Forum (Porto Alegre only)Special Events
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Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 22, 2022
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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.

Farroupilha's Revolution

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
Secular holiday : The tradition dates as far back as the Revolucao Farroupilha in 1835, where an army of cattle-ranchers and liberal elites fought imperial forces to win an independent republic in the south. Thousands died – mostly peasants, former slaves and other rural workers – before imperial troops finally crushed the insurgency ten years later.

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.

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
Secular holiday : Anniversary of Sapucaia in Sapucaias only

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,

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays : Four days later for 1º a 3º Ano EF

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
Banks only :

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Https://estado.rs.gov.br
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Dates are different in Carazinho
PISA ranking (average 493): 401
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
schools may open on Saturday
number of instructional hours: 800
school uniforms often required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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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

World Social Forum (Porto Alegre only)

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Monday January 23, 2023
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