Public Holidays in Porto

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.

Public holidays

  • 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.
  • 1 November: All Saint’s Day.
  • 1 December: Restoration of Independence Day.
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception.
  • 25 December: Christmas.