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Holidays in Brazil in 2016

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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational Holiday
Feb 6SaturdayCarnival SaturdayObservance
Feb 7SundayCarnival SundayObservance
Feb 8MondayCarnival MondayOptional Holiday
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
Feb 10WednesdayCarnival end (until 2pm)Optional Holiday
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 25FridayGood FridayNational Holiday
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 21ThursdayTiradentes DayNational Holiday
May 1SundayLabor Day / May DayNational Holiday
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiOptional Holiday
Jun 12SundayBrazilian Valentine's DayObservance
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 5FridayRio 2016 Summer Olympics startObservance
Aug 14SundayFather's DayObservance
Aug 21SundayRio 2016 Summer Olympics endObservance
Sep 7WednesdayIndependence DayNational Holiday
Sep 7WednesdayRio 2016 Summer Paralympics startObservance
Sep 18SundayRio 2016 Summer Paralympics endObservance
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Oct 12WednesdayOur Lady Aparecida/Children's DayNational Holiday
Oct 15SaturdayTeacher's DayObservance
Oct 28FridayPublic Service HolidayOptional Holiday
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls DayNational Holiday
Nov 15TuesdayRepublic Proclamation DayNational Holiday
Nov 20SundayBlack Consciousness DayObservance
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas Eve (from 2pm)Optional Holiday
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational Holiday
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's Eve (from 2pm)Optional Holiday

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