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Carnival Tuesday in Brazil

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival Tuesday a Public Holiday?

This is a holiday for the public sector and government employees (ponto facultativo), so most non-essential government offices will be closed. Private sector offices and stores may have reduced hours.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016TueFeb 9Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday
2026TueFeb 17Carnival TuesdayGovernment Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.