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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?

Carnival Tuesday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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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About Carnival Tuesday

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Carnival Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueFeb 17Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2016TueFeb 9Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday

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