Freedom Day in Portugal - 25th April. Do you know about it?
Freedom Day - It celebrates the 1974 Revolution (known as Carnation Revolution) that ended the dictatorship in Portugal and started democracy. It also commemorates the first free elections that took place a year later on 25 April 1975. // Whilst the government forces killed four people (some sources say 6, others 10) before surrendering, the revolution was somewhat unusual in that the revolutionaries didn't resort to violence to achieve their goals. The population, holding red carnations, convinced the army not to resist and the soldiers swapped their bullets for flowers.