In Brazil, public holidays may be
legislated at the federal, statewide and municipal levels. Most holidays are
observed nationwide, but each state and city may have its own holidays as well.
Apart from the yearly official holidays, the Constitution of Brazil also
establishes that election days are to be considered national holidays as well.
General elections are held on the first Sunday of October, in the first round,
and on the last Sunday of October, in the second round, of every even year.
Numerous religious and ethnic holidays are also celebrated in Brazil.