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Holidays & Observances in Portugal

Portugal is a country in Western Europe. Its people have always been highly adventurous and curious, so it has been a colonial powerhouse since the 15th century, and has had colonies in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The modern culture of Portugal is influenced by many of these places, but it is also deeply rooted in conservative Christian values. Roman Catholicism is the most common religion in Portugal, practiced by about 95% of the population, so it greatly affects the everyday life of the people. Holidays in Portugal celebrate their great love of Christianity and their rich and long cultural history.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs