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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Carrís Hoteles

Celebra el 50 aniversario de la Revolución de los Claveles en Carrís Hoteles

The Carnation Revolution, one of the most important celebrations in Portugal, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Every April 25, the Portuguese country turns to these celebrations with a large number of traditional events and activities and, this 2024, promises a celebration not to be missed.

This holiday commemorates the popular and military uprising that, in 1974, ended the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar and Marcelo Caetano, the longest-lived in Europe.

This revolution began in the early morning of April 25, 1974, when Radio Renascença’s Limite program broadcast ‘Grândola, Vila Morena’, a song banned by the regime and which was the signal to start the movement.

The Armed Forces Movement (MFA) took to the streets and seized control of government buildings and other strategic locations, all while avoiding bloodshed.

The Portuguese people joined the fight of these armed forces and placed red carnations on the muzzles of tanks and rifles. For this reason it is called the Carnation Revolution.

Thus, Portugal commemorates the victory of the MFA and the citizens with a celebration in style. The city of Porto is no less and also holds special events and activities in honor of the revolution, such as fireworks or a parade for freedom.

If you want to live this occasion in a special way, come and stay at the Hotel Carrís Porto Ribeira. You can enjoy the Carnation Revolution from a privileged location overlooking the banks of the Douro River.

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