Rio’s beaches are among the main destinations during the holidays Fabiano Rocha/O Globo Agency
The year is already in the final stretch. Marked by long holidays — 11 in total — the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro can still count on two of them, one of which is state. This month there will be two more, and Christmas ends on a Monday. This year promises to be missed. The 2024 calendar is very different, with almost half of national holidays falling on the weekend. The next year is a leap year, with 366 days.
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What are the public holidays in Rio in 2023?
- 15 (Wednesday): Proclamation of the Republic (national holiday)
- 20th (Monday): Black Awareness Day (state holiday)
- 25th (Monday): Christmas (national holiday)
What will be the long holidays in 2024?
With just a few months to go until New Year’s Eve, many Brazilians already want to plan for 2024, which, unlike this year, will only feature three long national holidays. Universal Fraternization Day (January 1) will fall on a Monday, while Passion of the Christ (March 29) and Proclamation of the Republic (November 15) will fall on two Fridays, giving the possibility of amendment with the end of week.
What are the holidays and optional holidays in 2024 in Rio?
- 1st (Monday): Universal Fraternization (national holiday)
- 20th (Saturday): Saint Sebastian’s Day (municipal holiday in the capital)
- 12 (Monday): Carnival (national optional point)
- 13th (Tuesday): Carnival (national optional point and state holiday)
- 14th (Ash Wednesday): Carnival (national optional point until 2pm)
- 29 (Good Friday): Passion of the Christ (national holiday)
- 21 (Sunday): Tiradentes (national holiday)
- 23rd (Tuesday): Saint George’s Day (state holiday)
- 1st (Wednesday): World Labor Day (national holiday)
- 30 (Thursday): Corpus Christi (national optional point)
- 7 (Saturday): Independence of Brazil (national holiday)
- 12 (Saturday): Our Lady of Aparecida (national holiday)
- 28th (Monday): Public Servant Day (national optional point)
- 2 (Saturday): All Souls’ Day (national holiday)
- 15th (Friday): Proclamation of the Republic (national holiday)
- 20th (Wednesday): Black Awareness Day (state holiday)
- 25th (Wednesday): Christmas (national holiday)
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