Public Holidays

Public Holidays in Portugal

 Date  English name  Portuguese name    Remarks
 1 January  New Year's Day  Ano Novo   
 moveable  Carnival   Carnaval  Tuesday , date varies. This is an optional holiday, although it is usually observed. 47 days before Easter Sunday.
 moveable   Good Friday  Sexta-feira Santa   Friday before Easter Sunday
 moveable   Easter  Páscoa  Sunday, date varies.
 25 April  Freedom Day  Dia da Liberdade  Celebrates the 1974 Revolution that ended the Dictatorship and started Democracy
 1 May  Labor Day  Dia do Trabalhador  Similar to Labor Day in the States.
 moveable  Corpus Christi (feast)  Corpo de Deus  Thursday, date varies. 60 days after Easter Sunday. Similar to Thanksgiving; however, it is religion based.
 10 June  Portugal Day  Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas  Nationalist Day
 15 August  Assumption   Assunção de Nossa Senhora  A religious account of the taking up of Mary into heaven.
  5 October  Republic Day  Implantação da República  Celebrates the end of Monarchy and the beginning of the Portuguese Republic
 1 November  All Saints Day  Todos os Santos  In terms of Western Christian theology, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven.
 1 December  Restoration of Independence  Restauração da Independência  Celebrates the end of the Iberian Union (1580-1640)
 8 December  Immaculate Conception  Imaculada Conceição  According to Roman Catholic Dogma, the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain of original sin
 25 December  Christmas Day  Natal  





Regional Public Holidays





 date  English name  Portuguese name  Remarks
 1 June  Azores Day  Dia dos Açores  Celebrated in Azores
 1 July  Madeira Day  Dia da Madeira  Celebrated on Madeira Island


When planning your trip to Portugal on national holidays, we recommend you plan accommodations well in advance. The Portuguese often travel to different regions in celebration of national holidays and events in addition to international travelers so Portugal hotels can be highly booked at these times.

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