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Portugal Cancels Carnival 2021 Public Holiday

Source: Assembleia da República (Lisboa)
Posted: Friday, February 5, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: October 22, 2021

The government of Portugal has canceled the upcoming traditional day off for Carnival, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, "because the country is in lockdown".

Traditionally, Carnival is an annual optional public holiday for Portugal's public sector, as reconfirmed ("A tolerância de ponto que Governo e a administração pública a nível local [podem ou não dar] é suficiente para valorizar esta festividade"), following the reintroduction of 4 annual non-working public holidays in Portugal (2016-03-19, 2016-01-08 and 2012-08-01).

Over the years, the Greens have campaigned to make Carnival a full public holiday in Portugal, but they were usually blocked by their government partners, the Socialists (2020-02-29, 2017-01-19, 2017-01-12 and 2017-01-02).

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