|Dia da Madeira|
|Official name||Dia da Madeira|
|Observed by||Madeira Island|
|Next time||1 July 2014|
|Related to||July 1 1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira|
Madeira Day (Portuguese: Dia da Madeira), celebrated in Madeira on 1 July, is a holiday marking the date when Portugal granted autonomy to Madeira Island. Although it is only officially celebrated in Madeira Island, Portuguese citizens and also Portuguese immigrants throughout the world celebrate this holiday.
In 2009 on the 3rd May it was celebrated mainly by the Portuguese Brit population in England. It was held in Kennington Park, south east London, in the area known as Little Portugal. The Bishop of Madeira, the Portuguese Ambassador, the Mayor of Santa Cruz, Brazão de Castro the Madeira Government, the mayor of Lambeth and Rachel Heywood, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities attended