A young harvester from the Alentejo region, Eufémia was murdered by a lieutenant of the National Guard during a protest for higher wages on May 19, 1954 at the age of 26
The revolution has also immortalized the Portuguese song ‘Grândola, Vila Morena’ written by Zeca Afonso in 1972, based on the theme of fraternity between people of the Portuguese town of Grândola.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration of the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution of 1974 will be held on balconies. The revolution ended the 41-year dictatorship of the Estado Novo junta
Portuguese communists and the Left Bloc registered a strong protest against a conference of far-right groups, organized by the hyper-nationalist platform called New Social Order.