New Year’s Day 2020 in Brazil

Celebrations carried out on the occasion of New Year’s Day 2020 in Brazil is a monumental sight to witness! Brazilians celebrate this day in their own style and unique manner, and people from all around the world visit the country to witness such grand festivities and traditional customs. During New Year in Brazil, the weather is summery and people are seen flaunting their beautiful summer dresses and enjoying this day to the fullest.

When is New Year’s Day in 2020?

1

January, 2020

(Wednesday)

New Year’s Day in Brazil

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Brazil?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2020 in Brazil. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year Celebrations in Brazil

Brazilians are seen organizing parties and family get-togethers at the beaches while witnessing the beautiful sunset. People can be seen wishing each other “Feliz Ano Novo!” or “Happy New Year” while embracing each other. The festivities don’t stop even after New Year’s Eve has passed, since people can be majorly seen popping champagnes, doing the Samba and enjoying fireworks in various regions. Some of the New Year traditions followed in Brazil are:

  • Starting the New Year with the Right Foot.
  • Adorning the colour White for peace and prosperity
  • Offering crisp and new currency notes to kids for financial prosperity
  • Consuming seven grapes or grains of pomegranate for luck and happiness
  • Jumping over seven sea waves for luck

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

New Year’s Day Celebrations in Other Countries

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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 1 January 2020
Next year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Last year: Tue, 1 January 2019
Type : National Holiday