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Portugal (Madeira) : 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .pt - telephone code: +351 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus ChristiCatholic
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    Tuesday june 4, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 10, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 24, 2024St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)Secular holiday
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    Monday july 1, 2024Madeira DaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Wednesday august 21, 2024Local Fair (Funchal)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday august 28, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday october 5, 2024Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Corpus Christi

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    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. the actual celebration is moved to the nearest weekend.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday june 4, 2024
    School holidays : Only classes 9 - 11 -- 12

    National Day

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    Monday june 10, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates Luis de Camoes, Portugal's greatest poet, who died in 1580. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays : Only classes 5.º, 6.º, 7.º, 8.º e 10.º

    St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Only in Braga and in St. João da Madeira

    Madeira Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
    School holidays : Only ages 9-12

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Local Fair (Funchal)

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    Wednesday august 21, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday august 28, 2024
    School holidays : One week earlier in primary schools

    Republic Day

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    Saturday october 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : The establishment of the Portuguese Republic was the result of a coup d'état organised by the Portuguese Republican Party which, on 5 October 1910, deposed the constitutional monarchy and established a republican regime in Portugal. The subjugation of the country to British colonial interests, the royal family's expenses,the power of the Church, the political and social instability, the system of alternating power of the two political parties (Progressive and Regenerador), João Franco's dictatorship, an apparent inability to adapt to modern times – all contributed to an unrelenting erosion of the Portuguese monarchy. The proponents of the republic, particularly the Republican Party, found ways to take advantage of the situation. The Republican Party presented itself as the only one that had a programme that was capable of returning to the country its lost status and place Portugal on the way of progress. [Wikipedia]

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.