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2013-01-01 Tuesday

Ano Novo

The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and beginning of next. All cultures have calendars that celebrate the annual "New Year". The celebration of New Year's Eve event is also called Réveillon, a term derived from the verb réveiller, which in French means "awakening."


2014-03-04, Tuesday

Carnaval

Carnival is an optional holiday; however it is rare not to be celebrated. The date comes from the pagan tradition to celebrate the end of winter and it was later adapted by the Catholic Church, nowadays it is the period of 40 days before Easter (Lent), or 47 days before Easter, and is also known as Entrudo.


2014-04-18, Friday

Sexta-Feira Santa

Good Friday (from the senses pious, holy of the word "good") is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday proceeding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.

2014-04-20, Sunday

Páscoa

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. Is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week.

2014-04-25, Friday

Dia da Liberdade

The Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos), also referred to as the 25 de Abril (the 25th of April), was a military coup started on 25 April 1974, in Lisbon, coupled with an unanticipated and extensive campaign of civil resistance. The Portuguese celebrate Freedom Day on 25 April every year, and the day is a national holiday.

2014-05-01, Thursday

Dia do Trabalhador

International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries. In Portugal, only from May 1974 (the year of the Carnation Revolution) that is turned spontaneously to be celebrated in the May first.

Suspended by the government during 5 years

Corpo de Deus

Corpus Domini celebrates the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.

2014-06-10, Tuesday

Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas

Portugal Day (or Camões, and the Portuguese Communities) is Portugal's National Day celebrated annually on 10 June.
Although officially observed only in Portugal, Portuguese citizens and emigrants throughout the world celebrate this holiday. The date commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões on 10 June 1580.

2014-08-15, Friday

Assunção de Nossa Senhora

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, according to the Christian beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
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Suspended by the government during 5 years

Implantação da República

The Establishment of the Portuguese Republic was the result of a coup d'état organized by the Portuguese Republican Party which, on 5 October 1910, deposed the constitutional monarchy and established a republican regime in Portugal.

 Suspended by the government during 5 years

Dia de Todos os Santos

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. Is the day that is used to visit and remember the deceased.

 Suspended by the government during 5 years

Restauração da Independência

The Restoration of Independence is the establishment of the house of Braganza dynasty face the Filipino in December 1, 1640, who for 60 years ruled the country. It is celebrated annually in Portugal for a holiday on December 1.

2014-12-08, Monday

Imaculada Conceição

The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. Set in the nineteenth century, his feast day is celebrated on December 8. According to this dogma, the Virgin Mary was preserved from original sin from the first instant of its existence. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is observed on December 8 in many Catholic countries as a holy day of obligation or patronal feast, and in some as a national public holiday.

2014-12-25, Thursday

Natal

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. 
The night of 24 to 25, known as Eve, is marked with a family reunion with a dinner that varies from region to region, although the cod with potatoes has become increasingly popular. At the end of the meal is served the King Cake, included among many sweets and desserts typical of these festivals. At the end of dinner or after midnight on the 25th day, they exchange gifts. 

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