Portugal public holidays


Official national holidays in 2024 

January 1st, Monday - New Year's Day

March 29 Friday - Good Friday

March 31st - Easter Sunday

April 25, Thursday - Freedom Day

May 1st, Wednesday- Labor Day

May 30th Thursday - Corpo de Deus

June 10 Monday Portugal Day

August 15th, Thursday of the Assumption of Mary

October 5th Saturday - Emergence of the Republic

November 1st, Friday - All Saints Day

December 1st, Sunday- Celebration of Independence

December 8th, Sunday - Day of the Immaculate Conception

December 25th, Wednesday-Christmas

The public holidays in Portugal

In Portugal there are a total of 13 national holidays per year

 Portugal's national day is on June 10th

The Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities takes place on June 10th. The day honors the poet Luis Camões, the Portuguese language, the citizens and the armed forces of Portugal.  

The regional holidays in Portugal

There are a number of regional and local holidays in Portugal. Please consult the following link:  

Urban garden in Lisbon

School holidays 2023/2024 in Portugal

Here are the start and end dates for each school period in the 2023/2024 school calendar:

  1. Period: Starts between September 12th and 15th, 2023 and ends on December 15th, 2023.
  2. Period: Starts January 3, 2024 and ends March 22, 2024.
  3. Period: Starts April 8, 2024, with different end dates depending on school level:
    • The 3rd period for the 9th, 11th and 12th school years ends on June 4th, 2024.
    • Classes for the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th school years end on July 14, 2024.
    • The preschool classes and the 1st cycle of basic education end on June 28, 2024.

Please note that this is general information and there may be slight variations depending on the school district or institution. It is recommended that you check with your school's responsible authority or school management for the specific dates.

Costa da Capacica near from Lisbon