Brazil Calendar 2013
There’s more to Brazil than the drunken revelry that is associated with the Carnival. If you find yourself in Brazil at any other time of the year, keep in mind that they have religious observations that are accorded national holiday status.
New Year’s Day – Brazilians mostly follow the Gregorian calendar, both for business purposes and out of respect to the international community; hence, New Year’s Day of the Brazil calendar 2013 is as celebrated here (and a lot of people say the parties are unparalleled anywhere else) as in other parts of the world that uses the same standard.
Tuesday, January 1 2013
Rio Carnival – Billed as the most bacchanalian of parties worldwide, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is indeed one of the grandest and most colorful street merrymaking, float-watching and samba-dancing party ever.
Saturday to Wednesday, 9 to 13 February 2013
Good Friday – This day commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter Sunday – This day celebrates the triumph of Jesus Christ over death and his resurrection.
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Dia de Tiradentes
Tiradentes Day – This day in the Brazil calendar 2013 commemorates the death of a national martyr named Tiradentes (died 1792) who led a movement for an independent Brazil.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Dia do Trabalhador
Labor Day – Brazilians also honor the value of labor and its workforce on this day, just like in other countries with sizable industries (particularly in Brazil where blue collar labor is the backbone of the economy).
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
The Feast of Corpus Christi – This day celebrates the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, or the Catholic belief that the actual body and blood of Christ is present during communion. In Brazil, this is celebrated with carpet-weaving.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Dia dos Namorados
Valentine’s Day (Literally, ‘Girlfriend’s or Boyfriend’s Day) – The Brazilians surprisingly celebrate the day of hearts not on the Gregorian day of February 14 but on their own historically significant day of June 12, a tradition formalized in the 1950s.
Wednesday, 12 June 2012
Dia da Independencia
Independence Day – The reason why the rest of South Americans speak Spanish and Brazilians do not is because of their Portuguese heritage. Or, as Brazilians of the past would have said, ‘colonization.’ Brazil declared independence from Portugal on this day in 1822.
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Our Lady Aparecida – Being a colony of Portugal, a highly devout country of Roman Catholicism, it is only natural for Brazilians to celebrate their country’s patroness on this day. This day is also known as the Children’s Day.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Dia de Finados
All Soul’s Day – Just like other Roman Catholic countries everywhere, this is the day when the deceased are commemorated. Candles are lit in graveyards, traditional foods are offered to the departed, and families hold reunions for dinners.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Proclamação da República
Republic Proclamation Day – This is the day in 1889 when Brazil declared itself a republic and no longer the Portuguese Empire of Brazil.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Christmas Eve and Day – Brazilians being devout Catholics, Christmas here is highly regarded not only as one of the most important religious observances in the calendar of the church, but also as a national holiday in the Brazil calendar 2013.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Brazil Holidays in 2013.!
Category: Brazil Holidays