terça-feira, 2 de novembro de 2010

Holidays...Feriados no Brasil e Inglaterra

Today is All Souls' Day in Brazil, one more public holiday in a list that in some states of Brazil can come to 18 a year in total.
http://www.qppstudio.net/publicholidays2010/brazil.htm

In England it is not a public holiday, actually there are only 8 public and bank holidays a year here and they are:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Early May Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

It is important to say that the bank holidays are always on a Monday and that although the banks are closed, many shops work as normal and in many other sectors people are expected to work. How different from our country...
I wonder about the implications of so many holidays every year. Most companies still have to pay their employees even when the doors are closed, and of course we know that they don't like any type of loss, profit is what matters, which means that somehow they will make somebody to pay for the costs. Any idea how? My best guess is that the final price of products is increased to compensate any loss, as a result, expensive stuff on the shelves.

Um comentário:

  1. What’s the difference between “bank holiday” and “public holiday”?

    Is there some relation of the bank holidays below with the public holidays in Brazil? If not, what are they mean?

    Easter Monday
    Early May Bank Holiday
    Spring Bank Holiday
    Summer Bank Holiday
    Boxing Day

    New expressions:

    All Souls' Day - ok
    bank holiday - ??????
    public holiday - ok
    loss - ok
    profit - ok
    which means that somehow - ok

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