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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Arbor Day - Portugal Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity