Thursday April 25, 2024

Portugal Flag Restoration of Independence - Portugal

Restoration of Independence Day

Restoration of Independence day always falls on December 1st each year and recognizes the return of rule to Portugal from Spain from the period of 1580 to 1640.

Celebration\ Observance

This day is patriotic day for the Portuguese people to reflect on the past history of their nation.


King Phillip II of Spain took power over Portugal after the death of King D Sebastiao at the battle of Alcacer Quibir in 1587. Being part of Spain got Portugal involved in many wars that weekened the country and in 1640 the nobility of Portugal rised up and took power back from Spain and returned it to the House of Braganca.

Portugal Public Holidays

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for Portugal.

Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for Portugal.