Cubikdragon wishes Happy Freedom Day to Portugal 🇵🇹. On this day, 25th April,in 1974, a peaceful, non-violent, and bloodless military coup brought democracy and civil liberties to the Portuguese people.
This ended a dicatorship lasting almost 5 decades led by Oliveira Salazar. The ruling Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano was overthrown by General Spinola who released hundreds of political prisoners and led the path to democracy.
The Red Carnation 🌹 on the tank in the picture, signifies the population at the time of the coup, who held red carnations, convincing the army not to resist. The soldiers swapped their bullets for flowers. Hence it was marked at one of the most peaceful revolutions of all time!
Today Portugal 🇵🇹 is listed in 4th place on the Global Peace Index!!!
An economic revival has been boosted by factors such as tourism as holidaymakers flock to this peaceful and beautiful land 🌊🌞🍷🍦 🏄♂️ 💃🙏
Visit idyllic and peaceful Cascais in Portugal and stay at one of Cubikdragon’s🎁🐉 holiday apartments by clicking on the link on our profile.
To all our guests currently staying with us from Ireland, Germany, Canada, and USA…Enjoy the celebrations later. There will be a fantastic brass band playing by the Bay (where the picture is taken) later on!!!