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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 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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday January 30, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 25, 2022Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Customary holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday March 3, 2022Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday March 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 21, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 8, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday April 25, 2022Estoril Tennis OpenSports events
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Monday April 25, 2022Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday May 18, 2022Local Fair (Ponta Delgada)Tradeshows
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Thursday May 19, 2022Vodafone Rally de PortugalSports events
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 10, 2022National DayNational Day
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Monday June 13, 2022St Anthony (Lisbon only)Catholic
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus ChristiCatholic
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Friday June 24, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday June 25, 2022FIA LisboaTradeshows
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Wednesday June 29, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday June 30, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.portugal.gov.pt
based on the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education of Portugal
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 501
Schooling is mandatory till age 18
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 580
Number of teaching days: 175-180
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
University of Lisbon ranking: Times Higher Education #401-500/QS ranking #305/Shanghai #151-200

Dates confirmed dates till July 2022 (new Covid calendar); Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Parliamentary election

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Sunday January 30, 2022
Special Events :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Carnival holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
School holidays :

Customary holiday

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Shrove Tuesday Carnival

Carnival holiday (end)

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Thursday March 3, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Saturday March 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Arbor Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
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)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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 15, 2022
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 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Spring holiday (end)

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
School holidays :

Estoril Tennis Open

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Monday April 25, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com 2022 edition confirmed

Liberation Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : carnations military revolution in 1974 which overthrew the Salazar regime

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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.

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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]

Local Fair (Ponta Delgada)

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Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Vodafone Rally de Portugal

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Thursday May 19, 2022
Sports events : Lasts 3 days - www.rallydeportugal.pt/ arrival in Algarve region 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
School holidays : 1st & 2nd cycles

National Day

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Friday June 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates Luis de Camoes, Portugal's greatest poet, who died in 1580. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

St Anthony (Lisbon only)

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Monday June 13, 2022
Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.

Corpus Christi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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.

Regional holiday

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Friday June 24, 2022
Catholic : St John Porto & Braga only

FIA Lisboa

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Saturday June 25, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://fialisboa.fil.pt/ lasts 1 week - in Lisbon 2022 edition confirmed

Regional holiday

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Catholic : Póvoa de Varzim only

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :