Fifth of October
- An important national holiday called "Republic Day" in Portugal. It commemorates 5 October 1910, when republican forces overthrew the monarchy and established the first Portuguese republic (1910-26). During the Estado Novo (1926-74), republicans and other opponents of the authoritarian regime would mark that day in pilgrimages and political meetings at Lisbon cemeteries where the honored dead from the First Republic lie in tombs and graves. Since the Revolution of 25 April 1974, the Fifth of October has reassumed greater importance as a national holiday.
Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. by Douglas L. Wheeler . 2014.
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