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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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    Tuesday june 4, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 10, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 24, 2024St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)Secular holiday
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    Monday july 1, 2024Madeira DaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Wednesday august 21, 2024Local Fair (Funchal)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday august 28, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday october 5, 2024Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Sunday december 1, 2024Independence Restoration DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday december 8, 2024Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday june 4, 2024
    School holidays : Only classes 9 - 11 -- 12

    National Day

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    Monday june 10, 2024
    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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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays : Only classes 5.º, 6.º, 7.º, 8.º e 10.º

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

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Only in Braga and in St. João da Madeira

    Madeira Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
    School holidays : Only ages 9-12

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    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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    Wednesday august 21, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday august 28, 2024
    School holidays : One week earlier in primary schools

    Republic Day

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    Saturday october 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : The establishment of the Portuguese Republic was the result of a coup d'état organised by the Portuguese Republican Party which, on 5 October 1910, deposed the constitutional monarchy and established a republican regime in Portugal. The subjugation of the country to British colonial interests, the royal family's expenses,the power of the Church, the political and social instability, the system of alternating power of the two political parties (Progressive and Regenerador), João Franco's dictatorship, an apparent inability to adapt to modern times – all contributed to an unrelenting erosion of the Portuguese monarchy. The proponents of the republic, particularly the Republican Party, found ways to take advantage of the situation. The Republican Party presented itself as the only one that had a programme that was capable of returning to the country its lost status and place Portugal on the way of progress. [Wikipedia]

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.

    Independence Restoration Day

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    Sunday december 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Marking Portugal's 1640 return to independence after 60 years of Spanish rule. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Immaculate Conception

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    Sunday december 8, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Banks only :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.