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Municipal Holidays in Portugal - Calendar


In addition to Portuguese national holidays, many towns and regions also have their own holidays. While some are designated municipal days, others honor the patron religious figures of each location. For the most curious and those who have already chosen the place where they want to live in Portugal, you can consult the complete calendar below:

DAYS

January

February

March

April

1st

x

Mourão: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora das Candeias;

Tomar: celebrates the Foundation of Templars Castle;

x

2nd

x

Mourão: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora das Candeias;

Vila Nova de Paiva: Establishment of the Municipality's Headquarters;

Alpiarça: establishment of the Municipality;

4th

x

x

Manteigas: Granting of the Charter;

x

5th

x

x

Ferreira do Alentejo: Granting of the Charter;

x

6th

x

x

x

Fronteira: remembrance of Battle of Atoleiros (1384);

8th

x

x

Montemor-o-Novo: celebration in honour of São João de Deus;

x

10th

x

Aguiar da Beira: Restoration of Municipality;

x

Pampilhosa da Serra: restoration of the village titles; / Tábua: District Restoration

11th

Óbidos: celebration of reclaiming the city from the Moors;

x

x

Lagoa (Azores): establishment of the Municipality;

12th

x

x

Monção: Granting of the Charter;

x

13th

Cadaval, Santa Marta de Penaguião, Viana do Alentejo e Vila Nova de Poiares: celebration of the restoration of the municipality;

x

x

x

14th

Elvas: remembrance the Battle of Linha de Elvas (1659);

x

x

x

15th

Santa Cruz (Madeira): celebration in honour of Saint Amaro;

x

x

x

18th

x

Valença do Minho: celebration in honour of São Teotónio;

x

x

19th

x

x

Vizela: Restoration of the Municipality; / Póvoa de Lanhoso, Santarém, Torre de Moncorvo and Vizela: celebration in honour of São José;

x

20th

Santa Maria da Feira: celebration in honour of Saint S. Sebastião;

x

x

x

22th

São Vicente and Vila do Bispo: celebration in honour of martyr São Vicente;

x

x

x

23rd

x

x

x

Velas (Azores): celebration in honour of São Jorge;

26th

x

x

x

Belmonte: First Catholic Mass celebrated in Brazil in 1500;

DAYS

May

June

July

August

1st

x

Miranda do Corvo: Birth of José Falcão; / Palmela: Granting of the Charter; / São Brás de Alportel: elevated to Municipality status;

x

x

2nd

Arouca: celebration in honour of Queen Santa Mafalda;

x

Almeida: Remembrance of Battle of Côa (1810);

x

3rd

Barcelos: celebration of Festa das Cruzes (Festival of the Crosses) that starts on May 1st; / Sernancelhe: celebration of Festa de N.ª Srª ao Pé da Cruz;

x

Seia: elevated to city status;

x

4th

Sesimbra: celebration in honour of Nosso Senhor Jesus das Chagas;

x

Coimbra: celebration in honour of Queen Santa Isabel; / Castanheira da Pêra: Municipality’s foundation;

x

​7th

x

Oeiras: Municipality creation;

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo: Remembrance of Battle of Salgadela (1664);

x

8th

Murça: establishment of the Municipality;

x

Amarante: elevated to city status; / Chaves: 1º Monarchical Incursion

x

9th

x

Montalegre: Granting of the Charter;

x

x

10th

x

x

Miranda do Douro: elevated to city status;

Paredes de Coura and Vimioso: celebration in honour of São Lourenço;

11th

x

x

Arcos de Valdevez and Santo Tirso: celebration in honour of São Bento;

x

12th

Aveiro: celebration in honour of Santa Joana Princesa;

x

x

x

13th

Vila Real de Santo António: elevated to city status;

Aljustrel, Alvaiázere, Amares, Cascais, Estarreja, Ferreira do Zêzere, Lisboa, Proença-a-Nova, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vale de Cambra, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real, Vila Verde: Celebration of Santo António (“Feast Day of Saint Anthony”);

x

Góis: grant of Góis to Knigth Anião de Estrada;

14th

Vouzela: celebration in honour of São Frei Gil;

Abrantes: elevated to city status;

x

Batalha: Remembrance of Battle of Aljubarrota (1385);

15th

Caldas da Rainha: City 's foundation by Queen D. Leonor;

x

x

x

16th

Fafe: Feiras Francas;

Espinho: elevated to city status; / Olhão: Remembrance of Peninsular War against France (1808);

x

Peso da Régua and Ribeira de Pena: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora do Socorro; / Vila Viçosa: Birth of Couto Jardim;

17th

x

x

Penacova: Birth of António José de Almeida;

Coruche: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora do Castelo;

19th

x

x

x

Esposende: elevated to village status;

20th

Vinhais: Granting of the Charter;

Vila Nova do Corvo: elevated to village status;

x

Albufeira: Granting of the Charter; / Alcobaça: celebration in honour of São Bernardo; / Viana do Castelo: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora da Agonia;

21st

Vila Nova de Foz Côa: Granting of the Charter;

x

x

Funchal: elevated to city status;

22nd

Leiria: elevated to city status and founding of its diocese;

Vila Pouca de Aguiar: Granting of the Charter;

x

Bragança: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora das Graças

23rd

Celorico da Beira: Birth of Sacadura Cabral; / Portalegre: elevated to city status and founding of its diocese;

Alcácer do Sal, Alcochete, Almada, Almodôvar, Angra do Heroísmo, Armamar, Arronches, Braga, Calheta (Madeira), Castelo de Paiva, Castro Marim, Cinfães, Figueira da Foz, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Horta, Lourinhã, Lousã, Mértola, Moimenta da Beira, Moura, Nelas, Porto, Santa Cruz das Flores, São João da Pesqueira, Tabuaço, Tavira, Valongo, Vila do Conde, Vila Franca do Campo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila do Porto: Celebration of São João;

x

x

24th

x

Guimarães: Remembrance of Battle São Mamede (1128). One of the most historical significant dates in Portugal as it is considered the event that laid foundation to the Kingdom of Portugal; / Sertã: Birth of Nuno Álvares Pereira;

Condeixa-a-Nova: celebration in honour of Santa Cristina; / Pedrógão Grande: Municipality foundation

Baião, Ponte da Barca and Vila Flor: celebration in honour of São Bartolomeu;

25th

Mirandela: Granting of the Charter; / Santana (Madeira): establishment of the Municipality;

x

x

Pinhel: elevated to city status; / Penalva do Castelo: celebration in honour of São Genésio;

28th

x

x

x

Barrancos: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora da Conceição;

29th

Trancoso: Remembrance of Battle of São Marcos (1385);

x

x

x

DAYS

September

​October

November

​December

1st

x

Vila Nova de Cerveira: Granting of the Charter;

x

x

3rd

Silves: Conquest of the city from the Moors;

x

x

x

6th

x

x

Boticas, Paços de Ferreira, Rio Maior and Valpaços: Municipality foundation;

x

7th

Arganil: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora do Mont`Alto; / Faro: elevated to city status; / Vendas Novas: elevated to Municipality status;

Oliveira de Frades: restoration of Municipality; / Oliveira do Hospital: News about the Implementation of the Republic;

x

x

8th

Celebration in honour of:

  • Lagoa: N. Sra. da Luz;

  • Lamego: N. Sra. dos Remédios;

  • Mangualde: N. Sra. do Castelo;

  • Marco de Canaveses; N. Sra. do Castelinho;

  • Marvão: N. Sra. da Estrela;

  • Montemor-o-Velho: N. Sra. da Vitória;

  • Murtosa: N. Sra. da Natividade;

  • Nazaré: N. Sra. das Areias;

  • Odemira: N. Sra. da Piedade;

  • Ourique: N. Sra. da Cola;

  • Sabrosa: N. Sra. do Rosário;

x

x

x

11th

Amadora: Municipality foundation;

São João da Madeira: elevated to city status and Municipality foundation;

Alijó, Mêda, Penafiel, Pombal and Torres Vedras: celebration in honour of São Martinho;

Portimão: elevated to city status;

15th

Fundão: celebration in honour of Santa Luzia; / Setúbal: Birth of Bocage;

Mogadouro: Festival of Gorazes;

x

x

16th

Tondela: celebration in honour of Santa Eufémia;

x

x

x

19th

Vila de Rei: Granting of the Charter;

x

Odivelas and Trofa: Municipality foundation;

x

20th

Ponte de Lima: celebration in honour of Nossa Senhora das Dores;

Covilhã: elevated to city status; / Terras de Bouro: Granting of the Charter;

x

x

21st

Sever do Vouga, Soure and Viseu: celebration in honour of São Mateus;

x

x

x

22nd

Sardoal: elevated to village status;

Grândola: Granting of the Charter and foundation of Municipality;

x

x

23rd

x

x

Gavião: Granting of the Charter;

x

24th

x

x

Entroncamento: Municipality foundation; / Sines: elevated to village status;

x

27th

x

Lagos: celebration in honour of São Gonçalo de Lagos;

Guarda: Granting of the Charter;

x

29th

Cabeceiras de Basto, Fornos de Algodres, Penela, Resende and Tarouca: celebration in honour of São Miguel Arcanjo;

x

x

x

30th

x

x

Mesão Frio: celebration in honour of Santo André;

x

Apart from these Municipal Holidays (local holidays) we also have 14 National Holidays (Public holidays). We go through all of them in this article “Holidays in Portugal - The complete list”, click here to learn more.


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