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Holidays in Madeira

Holidays in Madeira and Commemorative Dates
Fixed Holidays | Moveable Dates | Municipal Holidays | Commemorative Dates
Day | Name | Type of Holiday | Details

JANUARY

1 | New Years’s Day | Public Holiday | Almost everything is closed, including the Toboggan (Carreiros do Monte), Museums, Palheiro Gardens, Fajã dos Padres
15 | Santa Cruz | Municipal Holiday |
22 | São Vicente | Municipal Holiday |

FEBRUARY

14 | Saint Valentine’s Day | Commemorative Day | Many of the restaurants are decorated to celebrate the date, and many only accept reservations. So, don’t forget to book your romantic dinner in advance.

MARCH

Moveable

1 (22)

| Carnival | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums
19 | Father’s Day | Commemorative Day |
Moveable

27 (22)

| Daylight saving time (Summer) | | Clocks go forward one hour when daylight saving time starts

APRIL

Moveable

15 (22)

7 (23)

| Good Friday | Christian holiday | Closed: Toboggan (Carreiros do Monte) and Museums
Moveable

17 (22)

9 (23)

| Easter | Christian holiday | Closed: Toboggan (Carreiros do Monte) and Museums
25 | Freedom day | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums

MAY

1 | Labour Day | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums
Moveable

1 (22)

| Mother’s Day | Commemorative Day |
8 | Machico | Municipal Holiday |
22 | Santana | Municipal Holiday |

JUN

10 | Portugal National Day | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums
13 | Feast of St. Anthony | Commemorative Day |
Moveable

16 (22)

8 (23)

| Corpus Christi | Christian holiday | Closed: Museums
24 | Calheta | Municipal Holiday |
24 | Porto Santo | Municipal Holiday |
24 | Feast of St. John the Baptist | Commemorative Day |
29 | Ribeira Brava | Municipal Holiday |
29 | Feast of St. Peter | Commemorative Day |

JULY

1 | Madeira Day, (Autonomous Region of Madeira and Madeiran Communities Day) | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums.
22 | Porto Moniz | Municipal Holiday |

AUGUST

15 | Assumption of Mary Day | Christian holiday | Closed: Toboggan 14th and 15th (Carreiros do Monte) and Museums
21 | Funchal Day | Municipal Holiday | Closed: Museums of Funchal
SEPTEMBER
8 | Ponta do Sol | Municipal Holiday |

OCTOBER

5 | Republic Day | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums
16 | Câmara de Lobos | Municipal Holiday |
Moveable

30 (22)

| Solar time (winter) | | Clocks go back one hour as a result of daylight saving time ending

NOVEMBER

1 | All Saint’s Day Christian holiday Closed: Museums

DECEMBER

1 | Restoration of Independence Day | Public Holiday | Closed: Museums
8 | Immaculate Conception Day | Christian holiday | Closed: Museums
25 | Christmas Day | Christian holiday | Closed: Almost everything is closed, including the Toboggan (Carreiros do Monte), Museums, Gardens, Fajã dos Padres, Food Tours
26 | Boxing Day, 1st Octave | Christian holiday | Closed: Museums
31 | New Year’s Eve | Commemorative Night | Fireworks display
Please note that many timetables may change without notice.

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