Portugal Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunSolemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Solenidade de Santa Maria, Mãe de Deus) - Is a feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the aspect of her motherhood of Jesus Christ
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
19 MarSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. Celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday (Sexta-feira Santa) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
25 AprTueFreedom Day (Dia da Liberdade) - Celebrates the 1974 coup d'état that ended the Dictatorship and started Democracy
1 MayMonLabour Day (Dia do Trabalhador) - Similar to Labor Day celebrated worldwide. Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
7 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
10 JunSatPortugal Day (Dia de Portuga) - Commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões on 10 June 1580. Although officially observed only in Portugal, Portuguese citizens and emigrants throughout the world celebrate this holiday
13 JunTueFeast of St. Anthony (Dia de Santo António) - Celebrated in Lisbon Only, on the Avenida da Liberdade, there are the Marchas, a parade of folklore and costumes from the city's different traditional quarters, with hundreds of singers and dancers and a vast audience applauding their favorite participants
15 JunThursCorpus Christi (Corpo de Deus) - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. This is a Catholic church Holiday. 2nd Thursday after Whitsun
24 JunSatFeast of St. John the Baptist (Dia de São João) - Celebrated in Porto, Braga, Figueira da Foz, and Almada
15 AugTueAssumption Day / Assumption of Mary (Assunção de Nossa Senhora) - It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
5 OctThursRepublic Day (Implantação da República) - Celebrates the end of Monarchy and the beginning of the Portuguese Republic at 5 October 1910
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Dia de Todos-os-Santos) - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown in Western Christian theology
1 DecFriRestoration of Independence (Restauração da Independência) - Celebrates the end of the Philippine Dynasty (1580–1640)
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day (Imaculada Conceição) - According to the teaching of the Catholic Church, is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Natal) - Celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
25 AprFriFreedom Day
1 MayThursLabour Day
10 JunTuePortugal Day
13 JunFriFeast of St. Anthony - Lisbon Only
19 JunThursCorpus Christi - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
24 JunTueFeast of St. John the Baptist - Porto Only
15 AugFriAssumption Day
5 OctSunRepublic Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 NovSatAll Saints Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 DecMonRestoration of Independence - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
8 DecMonImmaculate Conception Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
25 AprSatFreedom Day
1 MayFriLabour Day
4 JunThursCorpus Christi - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
10 JunWedPortugal Day
13 JunSatFeast of St. Anthony - Lisbon Only
24 JunWedFeast of St. John the Baptist - Porto Only
15 AugSatAssumption Day
5 OctMonRepublic Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 NovSunAll Saints Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 DecTueRestoration of Independence - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
8 DecTueImmaculate Conception Day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
25 AprMonFreedom Day
1 MaySunLabour Day
26 MayThursCorpus Christi - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
10 JunFriPortugal Day
13 JunMonFeast of St. Anthony - Lisbon Only
24 JunFriFeast of St. John the Baptist - Porto Only
15 AugMonAssumption Day
5 OctWedRepublic Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 NovTueAll Saints Day - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
1 DecThursRestoration of Independence - Not a public holiday until 2019 due to austerity measures
8 DecThursImmaculate Conception Day
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
19 MarMonFather's Day (Celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day. Not a Public Holiday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
25 AprWedFreedom Day (Liberation Day)
1 MayTueLabour Day (May Day)
6 MaySunMother's Day (1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
31 MayThursCorpus Christi (2nd Thursday after Whitsun)
10 JunSunPortugal Day
13 JunWedFeast of St. Anthony (Lisbon Only)
24 JunSunFeast of St. John the Baptist (Porto Only)
15 AugWedAssumption Day (Assumption of Mary)
5 OctFriRepublic Day
1 NovThursAll Saints Day
1 DecSatRestoration of Independence
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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