Public Holidays & Festivals

Festivals

Especially in summer, Lisbon hosts a great number of festivals (Festas de Lisboa). The most remarkable one is dedicated to three Saints called "Festas dos Santos Populares"*, which consist of free concerts, exhibitions, culinary contests, lots of food and sangria until the first lights of the morning. The biggest one is on June 12 – 13 St. António; on June 23 – 24 is St. João and on June 28 - 29 is St. Pedro.

  • Early February Music Festival;
  • 19-25 February- Carnival (Mardi Gras--week preceding Ash Wednesday)
  • 25 April- Liberty Day (parades, fireworks take place)
  • 13 May- Pilgrimage to Fatima (Fatima)
  • 13 June- St. António's Day (Festas dos Santos Populares)*
  • 13 June- Pilgrimage to Fatima (Fatima)
  • 23-24 June- St. João's Day (Festas dos Santos Populares)*
  • 28-29 June -St. Pedro's Day (Festas dos Santos Populares)*
  • 3 July - September 26- BAIXAnima Street Festival (street music, dance, theater, circus, weekends only)
  • 2-31 July- Sintra Festival (Sintra hosts the most important classical music and ballet festivals in Portugal)
  • 7-11 July - Estoril Jazz Festival (Cascais. The oldest jazz festival in Lisbon area. The festival presents famous musicians from the world of jazz)
  • 9-26 July- Cool Jazz Festival (Mafra. Sintra, Oerias and Cascais. A unique music festival where jazz meets with other music styles such as Fado and Brazilian music.)
  • Mid-Aug Oceans Festival (rowing races, fireworks, food fair, theater, film)
  • 1 November- All Saints' Day (religious festival)
  • 8 December-Feast of the Immaculate Conception (religious festival)

Public Holidays

The list of public holidays is given below:

  • 1 January
  • 24 February
  • 9 April
  • 12 April
  • 25 April
  • 10 June
  • 13 June
  • 5 October
  • 1 November
  • 1 December
  • 8 December
  • 24 December
  • 27 December
  • 28 December