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André Viana Oliveira
How many national holidays do you have in your country?

How many national holidays do you have in your country?


People say we have a lot of national holidays in Brazil.

We celebrate:

Jan/1 - New year

Carnival - Starts on Saturday and goes until Wednesday midday. It changes each year because follow Lunar Calendar. 40 days before Easter Sunday.

Good friday  - Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death.

Apr/21 - Tiradentes day. One guy that started a small revolution when Portugal's king rose the tax to 20% but nowadays we pay to Brazilian government 33% without any word.

May/1 - Labor day

Corpus Christi - 40 days after Easter Sunday. I don't know exactly what we celebrate but I like the day off.

Sept/7 - Our Independence from Portugal

Oct/12 - Our Lady Aparecida

Nov/02 -  dead's days (All Souls' Day)

Nov/15 -  Republic Proclamation Day

Dec/25 - Cristmas

It's seems to be a lot but I don't think so.

It's funny because we can see a lot of people complaining about segregation between state and religion but I can't see anyone complaining about religious holidays.


PS: Please correct me if made any mistake.

Mar 5, 2018 1:45 PM
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André Viana Oliveira
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