April 25th is Portugal's 'Freedom Day', a national holiday, which remembers and celebrates the
bloodless military coup that took place on this day in 1974, known as the 'Carnation Revolution'.
The revolution ended nearly forty years of authoritarian rule, under Oliveira Salazar, which began in 1937, known as the 'Estado Novo' regime - thought to be the longest dictatorship in twentieth century Europe.
"Supported by the civilian population, the revolution changed the Portuguese political system from the authoritarian rule to a modern democracy. The military coup was undertaken by the Armed Forces Movement (MFA) led by General Antonio Spinola and other prominent civilian and military leaders," - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution
More here, for the 'Good Morning Portugal!' podcast...
My photo of the Sun setting on Freedom Day, in Lisbon, from the 25 Abril Bridge on 25th April, 2018
As well as hosting the "Good Morning Portugal!" Radio Show, I write about this wonderful country - the places, people and the lovely experiences I'm having here.