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Regional and National Holidays in Portugal

 
 
 
Living in Portugal
 
  • 1 January  - New Years Day - Called "Ano Novo" in Portuguese
  • February  – Carnival - Non-fixed date. It is calculated as being 47 days before Easter.
  • March or April - Holy Friday - "Sexta-Feira Santa". Friday before Easter. In some regions, this date can be different in accordance with local tradition.
  • March or April  – Easter - "Pascoa". First Sunday after the first full moon as of 21 March.
  • 25 April  - Dia de Liberdade - Celebration of the end of the "Estado Novo" in 1974.
  • 1 May  - Labour Day - "Dia do Trabalhador"
  • 3 June  - Corpo de Deus - 60 days after Easter
  • 10 June  - Dia de Portugal - Officially "Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas".
  • 13 June  - Saint Anthony - Nb. regional holiday for Lisbon and Cascais.
  • 15 August  - Assumption of Mary - "Assunção de Nossa Senhora". Holy day of Obligation.
  • 5 October  - Republic Day - "Implantação da Repúbica". Dated 1910.
  • 1 November  - All Saints Day - "Todos os Santos". Traditionally to remember deceased relatives.
  • 1 December  - Restoration of Independence - "Restauração da Independéncia". Dated 1640.
 
 Published 26.05.2011