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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Portugal

Quick Facts

Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.

Local names

NameLanguage
EntrudoPortuguese
Carnival/Shrove TuesdayEnglish
FaschingsdienstagGerman

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
List of dates for other years

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
TueFeb 271990Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 121991Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 31992Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 231993Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 151994Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 281995Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 201996Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 111997Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 241998Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 161999Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 72000Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 272001Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 122002Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 42003Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 242004Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 82005Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 282006Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 202007Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 52008Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 242009Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 162010Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 82011Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 212012Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 122013Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 42014Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 172015Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 92016Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 282017Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 132018Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 52019Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 252020Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday

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