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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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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Customary holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 7, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus ChristiCatholic
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    Saturday June 10, 2023National DayNational Day
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    Wednesday June 14, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday June 24, 2023St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday July 1, 2023Madeira DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Monday August 21, 2023Local Fair (Funchal)Secular holiday
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Customary holiday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Shrove Tuesday Carnival

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    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.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    Liberation Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : carnations military revolution in 1974 which overthrew the Salazar regime

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday June 7, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages 9-12

    Corpus Christi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    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.

    National Day

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    Saturday June 10, 2023
    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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    Wednesday June 14, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages of 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10

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

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : Only in Braga and in St. João da Madeira

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages 1-4

    Madeira Day

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    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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    Monday August 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :