|Maranhão Independence Day**||Thursday July 28, 2022||Secular holiday
|winter holiday (end)||Tuesday August 2, 2022||School holidays
|Independence Day**||Wednesday September 7, 2022||National Day
|Saint Louis Day||Thursday September 8, 2022||Events, celebrations...
|Our Lady of Aparecida*||Wednesday October 12, 2022||Secular holiday
|Civil Servants holiday*||Friday October 28, 2022||Secular holiday
Maranhão Independence Day -
Thursday July 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Maranhão did not join in the Brazilian declaration of independence of 1822, but in the following year the Portuguese were driven out by British sailor and liberator Admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane and it became part of the Empire of Brazil. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Winter holiday (end) -
Monday August 2, 2021
School holidays :
Independence Day -
Tuesday September 7, 2021
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.
Saint Louis Day -
Wednesday September 8, 2021
Our Lady of Aparecida -
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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 -
Thursday October 28, 2021
Secular holiday : Information: Some government agencies are closed; banks may close half-day or even the full day.