There are 13 public holidays in Portugal in 2024, and four of them fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2024.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday on April 9, 2024.
Liberty Day is a public holiday in Portugal, observed on April 25, 2024. The holiday commemorates the Carnation Revolution and the first free elections in Portugal on the same day the following year.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Corpus Christi celebrates the real presence of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. It is observed on June 8, 2024.
Portugal Day is a public holiday in Portugal, observed on June 10, 2024. The holiday commemorates the death of Luís de Camões on June 10, 1580. Camões wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama, including his best know piece, "The Lusiads" (Os Lusíadas), and he was considered the greatest poet in Portugal.
Assumption of Mary
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2024.
Republic Implantation, observed on October 5, 2024, commemorates the proclamation of the Republic in Portugal on October 5, 1910. The Kingdom of Portugal was in deep crisis in 1910, which led to widespread resentment against the continuity of rule by the Monarchy.
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2024, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.
Restoration of Independence
Restoration of Independence is a public holiday in Portugal on December 1, 2024. The holiday commemorates the restoration of Portuguese independence from Spain in December 1640.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2024, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Portugal in 2024.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Mar 29, 2024||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Mar 31, 2024||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Liberty Day||Apr 25, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||May 30, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Portugal Day||Jun 10, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption of Mary||Aug 15, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Implantation||Oct 05, 2024||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2024||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Restoration of Independence||Dec 01, 2024||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of the |
|Dec 08, 2024||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Portugal in 2024.