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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Portugal

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.

Is Carnival/Shrove Tuesday a Public Holiday?

Carnival/Shrove Tuesday is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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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About Carnival/Shrove Tuesday

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueFeb 17Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2016TueFeb 9Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival/Shrove TuesdayOptional Holiday

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