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Portugal : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Portugal : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet domain: .pt - telephone code: +351 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
Currency: Euro (EUR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 3, 2020School holidays 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)**Thursday April 9, 2020Banks only 
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school holidays (end)*Thursday April 9, 2020Secular holiday 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Liberation Day*Saturday April 25, 2020Secular holiday 
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Estoril Tennis Open*Monday April 27, 2020Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Friday May 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 3, 2020cards/flowers 
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spring holiday (end)Monday May 4, 2020School holidays 
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Local Fair (Ponta Delgada)Monday May 18, 2020Tradeshows 
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Vodafone Rally de Portugal**Thursday May 21, 2020Sports events 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Sunday May 24, 2020cards/flowers 
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National Day**Wednesday June 10, 2020National Day 
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Corpus Christi**Thursday June 11, 2020Catholic 
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summer holiday (beginning)*Friday June 12, 2020School holidays 
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St Anthony (Lisbon only)**Saturday June 13, 2020Catholic 
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optional holiday**Wednesday June 24, 2020Catholic 
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FIA Lisboa**Saturday June 27, 2020Tradeshows 
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Regional holiday**Monday June 29, 2020Catholic 
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summer holiday (beginning)*Friday July 3, 2020School holidays 
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April Fools Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 3, 2020

School holidays :


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.


School holidays (end) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Secular holiday : Due to Corona flu epidemics


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Liberation Day -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Secular holiday : carnations military revolution in 1974 which overthrew the Salazar regime


Estoril Tennis Open -
Monday April 27, 2020

Sports events : Www.atptennis.com 2020 edition confirmed
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW sports events


Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 3, 2020

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday May 4, 2020

School holidays :


Local Fair (Ponta Delgada) -
Monday May 18, 2020

Tradeshows :


Vodafone Rally de Portugal -
Thursday May 21, 2020

Sports events : Lasts 3 days - www.rallydeportugal.pt/ arrival in Algarve region 2020 edition confirmed
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international sports events.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday May 24, 2020

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


National Day -
Wednesday June 10, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemorates Luis de Camoes, Portugal's greatest poet, who died in 1580. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Corpus Christi -
Thursday June 11, 2020

Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity. From 2012 onwards, the actual celebration is moved to the nearest weekend.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 12, 2020

School holidays : Only ages 1-4


St Anthony (Lisbon only) -
Saturday June 13, 2020

Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday June 24, 2020

Catholic : St John Porto & Braga only


FIA Lisboa -
Saturday June 27, 2020

Tradeshows : Http://fialisboa.fil.pt/ lasts 1 week - in Lisbon 2020 edition confirmed


Regional holiday -
Monday June 29, 2020

Catholic : Póvoa de Varzim only


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 3, 2020

School holidays : Only ages 9-12