Portugal celebrates ‘April 25’ Revolution also known as Freedom Day

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Today, April 25, Portugal is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Revolution that saw the country move from dictatorship to democracy.

Known as the Carnation Revolution, on Apri 25,l 1974 the Portuguese military and citizens rose up to overthrow the fascist government. This movement would lead to the fall of the Estado Novo and the withdrawal of Portugal from its African colonies.

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