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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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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Customary holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 7, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus ChristiCatholic
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    Saturday June 10, 2023National DayNational Day
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    Wednesday June 14, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday June 24, 2023St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Immaculate Conception

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    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 16, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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 2, 2023
    School holidays : Www02.madeira-edu.pt based on the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    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

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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Customary holiday

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Shrove Tuesday Carnival

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    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 7, 2023
    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 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
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    Liberation Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : carnations military revolution in 1974 which overthrew the Salazar regime

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday June 7, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages 9-12

    Corpus Christi

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    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.

    National Day

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    Saturday June 10, 2023
    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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    Wednesday June 14, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages of 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10

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

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    Saturday June 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : Only in Braga and in St. João da Madeira

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays : Only ages 1-4