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Local Information - Portugal

Local Holidays

1 January New Year's Day
25 April Liberation Day
1 May Labour Day1
10 June National Day/Camoes and Portugal Day
15 August Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary1
5 October Republic Day
1 November All Saints Day
1 December Independence Day, Youth Day
8 December Immaculate Conception
24 December Christmas Eve - banks
25 December Christmas Day

1 Not listed by the Banco de Portugal.
No rule at all applies if a holiday falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday).


Holidays
with Changeable Dates

Feast

2003

2004

Shrove Tuesday/Carnaval -
Bank holiday
4 Mar 24 Feb
Holy Thursday -
p.m. Bank holiday
17 Apr 8 Apr
Good Friday 18 Apr 9 Apr
Easter 20 Apr 11 Apr
Easter Monday -
not banks
21 Apr 12 Apr
Corpus Christi 19 Jun 10 Jun

Bankers should note that even though banks will be closed as above, all dates except Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are valid value dating days for settlement in escudos or euros.

Local Festas
Portugal has a remarkable number of festivals and local holidays, including the Holy Week Festival (Braga; Easter), which features colourful processions; the Festas de São João (Oporto; 24 June), when everyone dances through the streets, amicably hitting each other over the head with leeks; and the Feira de São Martinho (Golegã; November), which showcases all manner of horses, riding contests and bullfights. The following are known dates.

18 May Municipal holiday (Ponta Delgada)
1 June Regional holiday (Azores)
13 June Saint Anthony's Day (Lisbon)
24 June Municipal holiday (Oporto)
1 July Regional holiday (Madeira)
21 August Municipal holiday (Funchal)
26 December Boxing Day (Madeira)

Weather

Time Zones

Lisbon:
GMT. The clock goes forward 1 hour at 1:00 on the last Sunday in March and back to normal time at 1:00 on the last Sunday in October.

Madeira:
GMT. The clock goes forward 1 hour at 1:00 on the last Sunday in March and back to normal time at 1:00 on the last Sunday in October.

Azores:
GMT-1. The clock goes forward 1 hour at 1:00 on the last Sunday in March and back to normal time at 1:00 on the last Sunday in October.

The time zone data above is from the tz Database, an explanation of which can be found at Sources for Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time Data.

 




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Tools and Links for Portugal

Weather forecasts for Portugal
Portugal's White Pages (Portuguese)
Portugal's Yellow Pages (Portuguese/English)
Portugal's Telecom (English)
Portugal's Telecom (Portuguese)

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