Is Carnival a public holiday in Brazil?


Is Carnival a public holiday in Brazil?

Contrary to what many believe, the four and a half days of partying – from midnight Friday to noon on Wednesday – does not actually constitute a national holiday. With the exception of Rio de Janeiro, where it is a state holiday, for most cities Carnival is optional and so has to be agreed upon by the governing city councils.



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