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25th of April

Hello, Emi here. I hope you are all well.

After almost two days of rain finally turned into a beautiful afternoon.

The 25th of April is a national holiday in Portugal called “Freedom Day.” Freedom Day commemorates 1974’s Carnation Revolution when the Portuguese people backed a military coup and overthrew the Estado Novo dictatorship that had ruled the country since 1933. The Carnation Revolution got its name from the country’s peaceful transition of power. The soldiers did not use their guns, and stuck flowers in the barrels instead. The revolution brought democracy to Portugal and emancipated its colonies in Africa, Angola, Mozambique and Guinea.

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