Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Carnation Revolution – 25th April 1974 in Portugal













25th April is a holiday in Portugal, as in 1974 this was a very important day in the history of Portugal because there was a revolution that brought the government down in order to implant democracy. This revolution was led by military forces and it was received with great joy in the streets, because people had long hoped for freedom. So, this holiday is called “Freedom Day”. Carnations are seen in Portugal as a symbol of freedom because on this day a florist offered the soldiers red carnations. Other aspects are that radio was a very important media to organize and set up this revolution and that in Lisbon one of the military bulldozer stopped at a red light. April 25th was a turning point in Portugal as it brought many changes in the life of the Portuguese people, that’s why this revolution day will never be forgotten. The students of 7th C class EB nº2 da Lousã school


2 comments:

Maria Teresa said...

Very interesting...

Kacper said...

Thanks for the History lesson. Nice name of the day.

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