Brazil Holidays 2017

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type
Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day National Holiday
Feb 24 Friday Carnival Friday Observance
Feb 25 Saturday Carnival Saturday Observance
Feb 26 Sunday Carnival Sunday Observance
Feb 27 Monday Carnival Monday Optional Holiday
Feb 28 Tuesday Carnival Tuesday Optional Holiday
Mar 1 Wednesday Carnival end (until 2pm) Optional Holiday
Mar 20 Monday March equinox Season
Apr 14 Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Apr 16 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
Apr 21 Friday Tiradentes Day National Holiday
May 1 Monday Labor Day / May Day National Holiday
May 14 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
Jun 12 Monday Brazilian Valentine’s Day Observance
Jun 15 Thursday Corpus Christi Optional Holiday
Jun 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
Aug 13 Sunday Father’s Day Observance
Sep 7 Thursday Independence Day National Holiday
Sep 22 Friday September equinox Season
Oct 12 Thursday Our Lady Aparecida/Children’s Day National Holiday
Oct 15 Sunday Teacher’s Day Observance
Oct 28 Saturday Public Service Holiday Optional Holiday
Nov 2 Thursday All Souls Day National Holiday
Nov 15 Wednesday Republic Proclamation Day National Holiday
Nov 20 Monday Black Consciousness Day Observance
Dec 21 Thursday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve (from 2pm) Optional Holiday
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day National Holiday
Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve (from 2pm) Optional Holiday


Business Problem Solving in BrazilWhen a foreign company considers a start-up in Brazil, there is one person they must hire as early as possible to assist them in the start-up process. This is a very special professional we like to call a PROBLEM SOLVER:

A combination of bi or trilingual executive secretary and an office manager, but primarily someone who knows all the ropes! This is where Great Start can perform the miracle and introduce you to the very best professionals, able to assist in all personal and family relocation matters, as well.

We have been in business 40 years helping new companies start-up, as well as placing top level assistants in already established multinational and national companies in Brazil.

If we cannot solve your problem, we get you in contact with another business in Brazil.

A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners!

World Economic Forum report on global tourism on foreigners

Brazil is listed on this map as one of the most welcoming countries for foreigners.
Actually that is a long-term tradition.

The results, mapped out above by Washington Post, seem significant beyond just tourism. Red countries are less welcoming to foreign visitors, according to the data; blue countries are more welcoming.

World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors. Get the The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 here.

The three countries least welcoming to foreigners are, in order: Bolivia, Venezuela and Russia. Other poorly ranked countries include the more troubled states of the greater Middle East (Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia), Eastern Europe and two East Asian states I was very surprised to see so near the bottom: China and South Korea.

Virtual Workplace in Brazil

A virtual workplace in Brazil is presently preferred because of the functional benefits that SME business owners gain from virtual workplaces; these include expense decrease, having a prominent address and phone number, and preserving company professionalism. Serviced workplaces and virtual offices are generally used by home-based entrepreneurs, accountants, attorneys, physicians, business specialists, and lots of other experts.

If you are a small or medium sized company owner and are looking for to conserve money, you could easily open an office in this virtual environment and in many cases take advantage of services such as meeting rooms and various other services most serviced workplaces offer. Most small business utilize the virtual workplace as their virtual headquarters, a place of your picking, in many cases this is in a center city area. Utilizing the modern technology of today, you could carry out business practically anywhere worldwide. You could be at home in your slipper or on the beach or on top of a hill but your company appears in a prestigious workplace in a town hall, offering you the expert image your business should have.

One of the major reasons individuals choose virtual workplaces is that they do not want their actual office address to be used as the business address. They require a place that fits the sort of business that you have and to give a good impression to your customers and providers. The  virtual office services enable you to use that address to get mail. The virtual office service will then forward this on to your home address or you could gather it once a day.

Even if your business is actually located in your home, you can have an office address to which clients can send mail and make physical deliveries.

The idea of a virtual workplace in Brazil has actually been a success to many SME business owners as it develops an image that they have a huge and effective company. Many of the virtual office  companies have options on services, such as phone forwarding – this is where a neighborhood phone number attached to your virtual workplace is forwarded effortlessly to your mobile or home number. Various other services readily available could be virtual assistants or virtual assistants either helping you with dictation, letter writing or just merely responding to the phone skillfully for you.

Air Travel To Brazil

Brazil has currently 67 airports. About 25 of them has international flights.

The main international airports are in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador and Recife.

São Paulo has three (international) airports: Guarulhos Airport (GRU), Viracopos/Campinas (VCP) and Congonhas (CGH).

Rio de Janeiro has two major airports: Galeão International Airport (GIG) and Santos Dumont Airport (SDU). There are other smaller airports operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Most international flights generates from São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, 25 Km from downtown São Paulo and Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro/Galeão (GIG), 20 Km from downtown Rio de Janeiro

Most domestic flights comes from Congonhas/São Paulo International Airport, 8 Km from downtown São Paulo (less to the business districts) and Rio´s Santos Dumont Airport (SDU), 8 Km from downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian airports are managed by the public company Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrutura Aeroportuaria – Infraero.

To see the airports available in each state of Brazil click HERE.
Some descriptive pages are available in English.

Confused with all the International Airport codes for Brazil? Click HERE to get a complete list for Brazil.