Portuguese in Brazil


In Brazil the week starts on Sunday and runs through Saturday. The proper way to write the date is with the day preceding the month. For example, one would write 25/12/02 or 25 de dezembro.

All major Christian holidays are observed. Christian holidays with variable dates include Easter, Carnaval, Cinzas, Paixão de Cristo.

April 21: Tiradentes in honor of a famous Brazilian
May 1: Labor Day
June 24: São João
September 7: Independence Day
October 12: Nossa Senhora Aparecida (the saint who looks over Brazil) also Children's Day
November 2: Day of the Dead
November15: Anniversary of Brazil's becoming a republic
December 1: World Peace Day
December 25: Christmas Day


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