Portugal Freedom Day

What happened on 25 April Portugal ?

Freedom Day, also known as Día da Liberdade in Portugal, is celebrated every year on 25 April, marking the anniversary of the 1974 revolution. From 1932 to 1974, Portugal was ruled by Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, who was in power. Portugal under his rule had limited freedom of speech and a lack of civil liberties.

On April 25, 1974, the Carnation Revolution, a peaceful insurgency in the name of flowers, took place. The revolution began with a radio broadcast of a song, “Grandola, Vila Morena”, which had been banned by the government. There were some minor skirmishes with forces loyal to the Portuguese government, but the revolution was peaceful.

On April 25, 1974, a new government was established, due to which the people got independence. There are parades and public celebrations in Portugal to celebrate this day. This day is an important national day in Portugal.