Public Holidays

Public holidays in Portugal 2021-2025

As a country with a predominantly Catholic population, Portugal is also home to almost all Christian holidays. These are not always legal or non-working holidays. Christmas is limited to one day and even on Whitsun the Portuguese renounce.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayAno NovoJan, 1st
EpiphanySantos Reis MagosJan, 6th
Father's DayDia dos PaisMar, 19th
Day of FreedomDia da LiberdadeApr, 25th
Labor DayDia do TrabalhadorMay, 1st
Portugal DayDia de PortugalJun, 10th
St Anthony's DayDia de Santo AntónioJun, 19th
Johannis' DayDia de São JoãoJun, 24th
Saint PeterDia de São PedroJun, 29th
Assumption DayAssunçãoAug, 15th
Establishment of the RepublicImplantação da RepúblicaOct, 5th
All Saints' DayTodos os santosNov, 1st
Re-Establishment of independenceRestauração da IndependênciaDec, 1st
Immaculate conceptionImaculada ConceiçãoDec, 8th
ChirstmasNatalDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveVéspera de Ano NovoDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Portugal

holidayLocal name20212022202320242025
Ash WednesdayQuarta-Feira De CinzasFeb, 17thMar, 2ndFeb, 22ndFeb, 14thMar, 5th
CarnivalCarnavalFeb, 23rdMar, 8thFeb, 28thFeb, 20thMar, 11th
Maundy ThursdayQuinta-feira SantaApr, 1stApr, 14thApr, 6thMar, 28thApr, 17th
Good FridaySexta-Feira SantaApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayPáscoaApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondaySegunda-feira de PáscoaApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Mother's DayDia das MãesMay, 2ndMay, 1stMay, 7thMay, 5thMay, 4th
Ascension of ChristQuinta-feira da AscensãoMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Whit SundayPentecostesMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Corpus ChristiCorpo de DeusJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19th