What is Portuguese festival called?

What is Portuguese festival called?

Most villages and towns in Portugal have their own traditional festival (festa) or pilgrimage (romaria). These traditional festivals celebrate Portuguese history, religion, and culture.

What is Labour day Portugal?

1 May
Labour Day is a holiday in Portugal every 1 May to celebrate the rights and contributions of workers in the country, and to bring attention to the ongoing fight for better employment conditions for all.

What is June 10th Portugal?

Portugal Day, officially known as Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas (‘Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities’), commemorates the death of Luís de Camões on June 10th 1580. It is Portugal’s National Day.

Why is Freedom Day celebrated?

Freedom Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa celebrated on 27 April. The day embraces the freedom of black South Africans and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on the day in 1994.

How is Christmas in Portugal?

Christmas in Portugal takes place on the eve of the 24th of December although, as a lot of it happens around midnight, it crosses over into the 25th. Shoes (as opposed to stockings) are traditionally laid out for the Baby Jesus (as opposed to Santa), and the house is decorated for Christmas.

Who fought for freedom in South Africa?

There were many freedom fighters involved in creating the united republic we live in today, including former president Nelson Mandela, leader of the Black Consciousness movement Steve Biko, mother of the nation Winnie Madikizela Mandela, and former president of the African National Congress Oliver Tambo, to name a few.

Why is it called Freedom Day?

Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South African where anyone could vote regardless of race.