25 April 1974

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The Carnation Revolution

The Carnation Revolution of 25th April 1974 marked the end of the fascist dictatorship and the conquest of Freedom

The end of political prisons

The establishment of freedom of thought, press, association, assembly and expression

The consecration of workers essential rights

The establishment of a democratic local power

The end of colonial wars

The right of peoples from the colonies to self-determination and independence

The improvement of people ‘s living conditions

The democratization of education

The establishment of equality between men and women

Change of mentalities

And a constitutionally consecrated democratic regime.


The population supports the Armed Forces Movement (MFA)
Largo do Carmo, Lisboa
Captain Salgueiro Maia
Awaiting the events
Awaiting the events
Happiness in the streets of Lisbon