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An aerial shot of the beautiful seaside city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Chamber approves creation of holiday in November for G20 Summit

The Rio City Council approved in a second discussion, this Wednesday, the city hall project that establishes a municipal holiday on November 18 and 19 this year, during the G20 Heads of State Summit, to be held at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), at Aterro do Flamengo. With the decision, the two days will connect the holiday of the Proclamation of the Republic, on November 15th, a Friday, the weekend and Black Awareness Day, on Wednesday, the 20th, creating a “revelry” six days.

The proposal was presented by the city hall with the aim of facilitating transport logistics and security for authorities during the event. Now, the project goes to final drafting before being sent for sanction or veto by Mayor Eduardo Paes.

The original text received an amendment from the councilors, providing for the inclusion, among the activities that will not be stopped, of industries located in Planning Areas 3, 4 and 5 (which comprises the North and West Zones of the city), bakeries and establishments that carry out activities through remote work.

The holiday also does not include street commerce; Bars and restaurants; hotels, inns and inns; commercial centers and galleries and shopping centers; cultural establishments such as theaters, cinemas and libraries; and tourist attractions.


G20 means “Group of Twenty” and brings together the countries with the largest economies in the world. Member States meet annually to discuss economic, political and social initiatives and it is defined as the main forum for international economic cooperation. This is the first time that Brazil has assumed the presidency of the group.

For this year, with the theme “Building a fair world and a sustainable planet”, President Lula announced three general priorities for Brazil's presidency of the G20: combating hunger, poverty and inequality; the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental); and international governance reform. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, event activities are hosted in the cities of Belém/PA, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brasília/DF, Cuiabá/MT, Fortaleza/CE, Foz do Iguaçu/PR, Mació/AL, Manaus/AM, Porto Alegre /RS, Recife/PE, Salvador/BA, São Luiz/MA, São Paulo/SP and Teresina/PI.

CREDITS: Turis News

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