Rio’s 5 Day Weekend

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – This week provides a golden opportunity for the people of Rio to take one of those semi-rare long weekends with two feriados (bank holidays) falling on week work days. First up on Wednesday is Tiradentes, a day to celebrate a hero of the resistance against the Portuguese who was ultimately executed in 1789, while in contrast Friday is a Rio-only holiday, commemorating Saint George, the patron saint of Portugal.

What that means for a lucky few is that Thursday becomes a ‘lost’ day and can . . .

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