This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Portugal. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Friday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Observance

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

April 10 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 25 Saturday Liberty Day Public holiday

The national holiday in Portugal commemorating the elemental civil liberties and political freedoms achieved after the Carnation Revolution on 25th April 1974.

May 1 Friday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 10 Wednesday Portugal Day Public holiday

Portugal's National Day commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões in 1580.

June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

October 5 Monday Republic Implantation Public holiday

Celebrates the proclamation of the First Portuguese Republic in 1910.

November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 1 Tuesday Restoration of Independence Day Public holiday

The anniversary of the establishment of the restoration of independence from Spain

December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Friday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Saturday Boxing Day Observance

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Portugal in 2020

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Portugal. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Friday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Observance

The day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" before Lent.

April 10 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 25 Saturday Liberty Day Public holiday

The national holiday in Portugal commemorating the elemental civil liberties and political freedoms achieved after the Carnation Revolution on 25th April 1974.

May 1 Friday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

June 10 Wednesday Portugal Day Public holiday

Portugal's National Day commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões in 1580.

June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi Public holiday

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

October 5 Monday Republic Implantation Public holiday

Celebrates the proclamation of the First Portuguese Republic in 1910.

November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 1 Tuesday Restoration of Independence Day Public holiday

The anniversary of the establishment of the restoration of independence from Spain

December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Friday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Saturday Boxing Day Observance

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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