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Government grants day-off tolerance on Carnival Tuesday

The government will grant day off on February 21, Tuesday of Carnival, to workers who exercise public functions in the State, according to an order already signed by the Prime Minister, António Costa

"It is granted point tolerance to workers who perform public functions in the services of direct state administration, whether central or decentralized, and public institutes, on February 21, 2023," reads the order.

The Prime Minister maintains that "although Carnival Tuesday is not on the list of mandatory holidays stipulated by law, there is in Portugal a consolidated tradition of organizing parties in this period".


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