New Year’s Day 2022 in Portugal

New Year Day 2022 in Portugal is celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm along with various other traditions and beliefs being followed. Portuguese natives celebrate this day by toasting drinks such as champagnes etc. and baking and gorging on traditional Portuguese cakes such as Bolo Rei etc.

When is New Year’s Day in 2022?

1

January, 2022

(Saturday)

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Portugal?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Portugal Holidays 2022. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year Traditions in Portugal

Several superstitions observed by Portuguese natives are:

  • Portuguese natives eat a total of twelve raisins on the first day of New Year for good luck and wish for happiness and fortune.
  • On the first day of January, i.e. New Year’s Day, people take a dive in the sea or ocean.
  • It is a very common practice for natives to dance around the trees for prosperity.
  • When the clock strikes twelve during midnight, people are seen holding on to some money and wishing for a good fortune while greeting each other “Feliz Ano Novo” in their nativge language, which means Happy New Year.
  • Some of the best places to visit on the first day of New Year in Portugal include Lisbon, Nazare, Funchal, Porto, Albufeira and much more.

    New Year’s Day Observances

    Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
    2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
    2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

    New Year Celebrations in Other Countries

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Quick Facts

This year: Sat, 1 January 2022
Next year: Sun, 1 January 2023
Last year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Type : National Holiday