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Labour Day

Burgas, Bulgaria
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Labour Day

Been reading that there are various things going on on Labour Day ( May 1st) Wondering what types of things and where would be best to go to experience a true Portuguese celebration. We are hiring a car so don't mind a bit of a drive

Manchester, United...
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1. Re: Labour Day

Paderne not far from Albufeira normally have festivities on Labour day but not sure whether they will be ongoing with all the austerity measures, hopefully someone will come along with more info.

Albufeira, Portugal
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2. Re: Labour Day

Nothing really special happens in Albufeira on May 1st. Shops will be open as usual, only public offices, banks and schools will be closed.

There is a possibility there will be anti-government demonstrations in the big cities (hardly a tourist attraction), but down here any of these are very low key.

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3. Re: Labour Day

Sounds good, much better than Tory Day

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4. Re: Labour Day

We arrive on Labour day ;-)

Dublin, Ireland
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5. Re: Labour Day

I go home on Labour day. Or maybe not if there are airport disruptions.

sudbury
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6. Re: Labour Day

We are going back home on labour day to

Algarve, Portugal
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7. Re: Labour Day

Shops are always closed on May 1.

Burgas, Bulgaria
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8. Re: Labour Day

We are arriving early morning on labour day also. Thanks for the advice everyone

sudbury
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9. Re: Labour Day

Will airport duty free close on labour day

Sagres
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10. Re: Labour Day

i dont think so lagloria