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Portugal (Madeira) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Portugal (Madeira) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .pt - telephone code: +351 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Friday June 10, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday June 10, 2022National DayNational Day
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Monday June 13, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus ChristiCatholic
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Friday June 24, 2022St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)Secular holiday
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Madeira DaySecular holiday
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Sunday August 21, 2022Local Fair (Funchal)Secular holiday
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Monday September 12, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Thursday December 1, 2022Independence Restoration DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 10, 2022
School holidays : Only ages 1-4

National Day

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Friday June 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates Luis de Camoes, Portugal's greatest poet, who died in 1580. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday June 13, 2022
School holidays : Only ages of 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10

Corpus Christi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity. the actual celebration is moved to the nearest weekend.

St John's Day (St. João da Madeira only)

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Friday June 24, 2022
Secular holiday : Only in Braga and in St. João da Madeira

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays : Only ages 9-12

Madeira Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

Local Fair (Funchal)

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Sunday August 21, 2022
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Summer holiday (end)

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Monday September 12, 2022
School holidays : One week earlier in primary schools

Republic Day

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Secular holiday : The establishment of the Portuguese Republic was the result of a coup d'état organised by the Portuguese Republican Party which, on 5 October 1910, deposed the constitutional monarchy and established a republican regime in Portugal. The subjugation of the country to British colonial interests, the royal family's expenses,the power of the Church, the political and social instability, the system of alternating power of the two political parties (Progressive and Regenerador), João Franco's dictatorship, an apparent inability to adapt to modern times – all contributed to an unrelenting erosion of the Portuguese monarchy. The proponents of the republic, particularly the Republican Party, found ways to take advantage of the situation. The Republican Party presented itself as the only one that had a programme that was capable of returning to the country its lost status and place Portugal on the way of progress. [Wikipedia]

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.

Independence Restoration Day

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Thursday December 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Marking Portugal's 1640 return to independence after 60 years of Spanish rule. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
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Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.