January 1 New Year’s Day (Dia Um de Janeiro)

Shrove Tuesday February/March Carnival (Carnaval)

Good Friday March/April (Sexta Feira Santa)

April 25 Liberty Day, commemorating the 1974 Revolution (Vinte Cinco de Abril)

May 1 Labour Day (Dia do Trabalhador)

Late May/Early June Corpus Christi (Corpo de Deus)

June 10 Portugal Day (Dia de Portugal)

August 15 Feast of the Assumption (Festa da Assunção)

Oct 5 Republic Day (Dia da Instauração de República)

Nov 1 All Saints’ Day (Dia de Todos os Santos)

Dec 1 Independence Day (Dia da Restauração)

December 8 Immaculate Conception (Imaculada Conceiçaõ)

December 25 Christmas Day (Natal)

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An expert's guide: the best area to stay in Lisbon

An expert's guide: the best area to stay in Lisbon

Heading to the Portuguese capital this year? Lisbon’s accommodation scene has exploded in recent years, so there is no shortage of places to stay, from histor…

14 Mar 2017 • Matthew Hancock insert_drive_file Article
Portugal travel tips: 10 things you need to know before you go

Portugal travel tips: 10 things you need to know before you go

With its stunning beaches, friendly people, unspoilt countryside and tasty local cuisine, Portugal is, unsurprisingly, one of Europe's most popular travel des…

01 Feb 2017 • Matthew Hancock insert_drive_file Article
The 10 best beaches in Portugal

The 10 best beaches in Portugal

For many travellers, Portugal is synonymous with images of golden sun-baked beaches. And with a generous 1700 kilometres of coastline, there’s enough sand for…

20 Jan 2017 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
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