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About Madeira : Places in Madeira : Porto Santo Last Updated: Jun 28, 2008 - 12:29:23 AM

Porto Santo - Practical Information
By Philip Fiske de Gouveia and Jorge Barbosa
Sep 5, 2007 - 2:04:01 PM

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Portugal (and therefore Madeira and Porto Santo) have a significant number of public holidays throughout the year. On public holidays businesses operate as if it is a Sunday, so most shops close. Public holidays are as follows:

1 January

Good Friday

25 April (Revolution day)

1 May (Labour day)

10 June (Portugal day)

1 July (Discovery of Madeira day)

15 August (Assumption)

5 October (Republic day)

1 November (All Saints’ day)

8 December (The Immaculate Conception)

25 December (Christmas Day)


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