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  • 1. 8- Festivals FESTIVAL DATE FESTIVAL DATE Dia de Reis 6th January Popular Saints 13th, 24th and 29th June Carnival February Summer festivals August Easter March/April Super Bock Super Rock August Father’s day 19th March Festa do Avante September Mother’s day 1st Sunday of May Red bull air race September Day of Liberty 25th April Republic day 5th October Labour’s day 1st May All Saints day 1st November Festa das Cruzes 3rd May Saint Martin’s day 11th November Rock in Rio May Independence day 1st December Day of Portugal 10th June Christmas 25th December FESTIVAL DATE FESTIVAL DATE Dia de Reis 6th January Popular Saints 13th, 24th and 29th June Carnival February Summer festivals August Easter March/April Super Bock Super Rock August Father’s day 19th March Festa do Avante September Mother’s day 1st Sunday of May Red bull air race September Day of Liberty 25th April Republic day 5th October Labour’s day 1st May All Saints day 1st November Festa das Cruzes 3rd May Saint Martin’s day 11th November Rock in Rio May Independence day 1st December Day of Portugal 10th June Christmas 25th December
  • 2. 8- Festivals In Portugal people celebrate the day in which the three Kings found little Jesus in a cave in Bethlehem. It is celebrated on the 6th January. In the villages, people go from house to house and sing traditional carols about Jesus life and they are invited to enter the house and eat something. People eat a special cake with fruits called bolo- rei.
  • 3. 8- Festivals Carnival is the time of great joy and playing tricks. People wear fancy dresses and make long parades. In the towns there are fancy dress parties but in the villages people go to the street to play.
  • 4. 8- Festivals EASTER People celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The priest and his acolytes bring the Cross to the houses and people kiss it. He says Halleluiah when he enters the houses. Children give olive branches to their godparents and receive a gift which is called folar.
  • 5. 8- Festivals Father’s day is celebrated on the 19th March in honour of Saint Joseph, Jesus’ father. Children make postcards and poems to offer their fathers.
  • 6. 8- Festivals
    • Mother’s day in now celebrated in Portugal on the first Sunday of May. Children make cards and poems for their mothers and offer small presents like flowers.
  • 7. 8- Festivals In Portugal the 25th April is the day of Liberty. In 1974, Portugal became a democratic country after 48 years of dictatorship. This day is a national holiday .
  • 8. 8- Festivals Labour day is celebrated on the 1st May. It is a national holiday in Portugal only after the 25th April 1974.
  • 9. 8- Festivals This festival is celebrated in Barcelos on the 3rd May. It is a religious and popular festivity. It is the town’s holiday.
  • 10. 8- Festivals Rock in Rio is an international music festival The first Rock in Rio was is Rio de Janeiro in1985.Since 2004 it has taken place in Lisbon. It is the biggest Music event in Portugal with a lot of the most famous rock bands performing.