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National and main local holidays

The dates below may influence the availability and price of hotels

January 1st – New Year’s Day
January 20th – Saint Sebastian / São Sebastião Day (only in the city of Rio de Janeiro)
February 12th to 16th – Carnival
February 17th – Ash Wednesday – Carnival
April 02nd to April 04th – Easter
April 21st – Tiradentes day (Brazilian nationalist martyr of the XVIII century)
April 23rd – Saint George / São Jorge day (only in the state of  Rio de Janeiro)
May 01st – Labor Day
June 03rd – Corpus Christi (Ascension day)
June 24th – Saint John / São João (only in some Northeastern states)
July 02nd – Independence Day of Bahia (only in Bahia)
September 07th – Independence Day of Brazil
October 12th – Our Lady of Aparecida / Nossa Senhora de Aparecida
November 02nd – Toussaint (All Souls’ Day)
November 15th – Day of the Proclamation of the Republic
November 20th – Day of the Black Consciousness (in the states of the Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro and main cities)
December 25th – Christmas

Main Events (all subject to change without previous notice):

The dates below may influence the availability and price of hotels

Bonfim’s Festival – Jan 17th (Salvador)

Tiradentes’ Film Festival – Jan, dates to be confirmed (Tiradentes)

Iemanjá’s Festival – Feb, 02nd (Salvador)

Winners’ Parade – Feb, 20th (Rio de Janeiro)

Tiradentes’ Photography Festival (Foto em Pauta) – Mar, dates to be confirmed (Tiradentes)

Divino’s Festival – May 24th (Paraty)

World Congress of Architects –Jul 18th to 22nd (Rio de Janeiro)

FLIP (Paraty International Literature Festival) – Jul, dates to be confirmed (Paraty)

Cachaça’s Festival – Aug, dates to be confirmed (Paraty)

Paraty in Focus – Sep, dates to be confirmed (Paraty)

Bike Fest Tiradentes (Jazz & Blues Festival) – Sep, dates to be confirmed (Tiradentes)

Círio de Nazaré – Oct, 10th (Belém)

Paraty’s Gastronomy Festival – Oct, dates to be confirmed (Paraty)

Lollapalooza Music FestivalDates to be confirmed (São Paulo)

Formula 1 Car Race Dates to be confirmed (São Paulo)

Libertadores Cup Final – Dates to be confirmed (Rio de Janeiro)

Bourbon Jazz FestivalDates to be confirmed (Paraty)

Pan-American Master Games Rio Dates to be confirmed (Rio de Janeiro)


Important: Please note that during holidays, either local or national ones, the commerce, transportation, hotels and services in general, may function differently from the usual.