Please, we would like to share the 2022 holiday calendar in Brazil as well as the clarification of the main doubts about it.
The holidays are:
01/25/2022** – Sao Paulo city – Anniversary
02/28/2022 – Carnival
03/01/2022 – Carnival
04/15/2022 – Good Friday
04/17/2022 – Easter Day
04/21/2022 – Tiradente’s Day
05/01/2022 – Labour Day
06/16/2022** – Corpus Christi
07/09/2022 – Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932
09/07/2022 – Independence Day
10/12/2022 – Nossa Senhora Aparecida’s Day
11/02/2022 – Dead’s Day
11/15/2022 – Proclamation of the Republic Day
11/20/2022** – Black Consciousness Day
12/25/2022 – Christmas Day
*It was listed just the holidays from Sao Paulo’s State and Sao Paulo’s City
**Holidays already anticipated in 2021
1.Due to the pandemic, some of 2022’s holidays were anticipated for 2021. How will they be in these cases?
Each company must analyze the treatment given to these anticipations in 2021. For those who have already enjoyed such days in advance, work will be normal. The anticipated holidays were 01/25/2022, 06/16/2022 and 11/20/2022.
2.If the holiday falls on weekends, will it be necessary to anticipate or postpone the enjoyment of that day?
3.Is it possible to anticipate the enjoyment of a holiday?
Yes, as long as there is an authorization issued by the unions or collective agreements. The enjoyment of the day must be held in the same week of the holiday.
4.Is it possible to amend(bridge) the holiday? What would that be? What are the rules?
That would be to make a bridge the gap between the holiday and the weekend. For example, holidays that fall on Tuesday or Thursday.
There are companies that already calculate how many bridges they will have in the year and propose that their employees already work more during the period precisely to compensate for those days that will be rested.
There are also cases of companies that make those days off and not requesting compensation.
Please contact us if you have any other questions or need further clarification.