National Coffee Day in Portugal
National Coffee Day in Portugal is held on April 14. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
The origin of the date is unknown, being celebrated in various countries on different dates, with April 14 established as the global celebration. This date became rooted in the world over the years, but in 2015, the International Coffee Organization and its 74 member states and 26 coffee associations decided to celebrate the first official International Coffee Day on October 1, 2015.
In Portugal, coffee is known as bica or cimbalino, according to the region where we order the coffee.
If we are in Lisbon, the traditional term for espresso is bica, an acronym that stands for "Drink This With Sugar." When it started being sold in Lisbon, in the café "A Brasileira", the coffee didn't please the Lisboans, and so the slogan was created, so that people would add sugar to the coffee. Already in Porto you should order a cimbalino, as a reference to La Cimbali, the popular brand of coffee machines.
The Portuguese are among the Europeans who consume less coffee. On average, a Portuguese person consumes 4 kilos of coffee a year, which is equivalent to 2.2 cups a day.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Day of lies in Brazil and Portugal on April 1 (Dia da lieira);
May Crownings or the Virgin Mary Month on May 1 (Catholic Church tradition);
Lusophone Culture Day or World Portuguese Language Day on May 5 (Community of Portuguese Language Countries);
Mother's Day in Hong Kong on May 5 (also Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania; celebrated on the first Sunday in May);