Check out Porto’s bank holidays before you travel there and see if you coincide with any of its major festivities and when the museums and attractions are closed.
1 January: New Year’s
Mardi Gras: Date varies.
Holy Friday and Easter Sunday: Dates varies.
25 April: Freedom Day (Dia de la Liberdade). Portuguese commemorate the Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos), a military coup on 25 April 1974, which provoked the fall of the Salazar dictatorship.
1 May: Labour Day (Dia do Trabalhador).
12 and 13 May: Major pilgrimage to Fátima. Hundreds of pilgrims travel to the Sanctuary of Fátima to celebrate the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherds.
10 June: Portugal Day and Corpus Christi.
24 June: St John’s Day and Porto’s Municipal Holiday.
15 August: Assumption Day.
5 October: Republic Day. Celebrates the fall of the country’s monarchy and the beginning of the Republic in 1910.