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Celebrating April in Odemira. Memory, festivity, and liberty in south-western Alentejo

Principal researcher: Eduarda Rovisco

Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture


Keywords

25 April 1974 | Festivity | Memory | Odemira

Funding Institution

Município de Odemira

State

Open

Start date

28-04-2022

End date

27-01-2023

Reference

13097/22


Abstract

The celebrations of the April 25 (Carnation Revolution) in the municipality of Odemira have become a hallmark among the most intense and vibrant civic commemorations held in Portugal. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the revolution, the present project’s main goal is to produce a retrospective ethnography of these commemorative practices, taking into account the transformations seen in this municipality from 1977 to the present. In terms of methodology, the project will entail consultation of public and private archives, of the local, regional and national press, as well as accompanying the commemorations and carrying out interviews with promoters and participants.