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