Apart from one or two historical holidays, I usually don't care much about them - except for the fact that I don't (usually) work - because nowadays everything is politicized.
Today is one of such holidays, but this year is a little different: it's the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
Governed as a monarchy for more than 750 years, the start of the republic took place in a bloody and unstable period in Portugal, as the king and prince had been assassinated 2 years before due to the severe economic, social and political conditions.
Except for a hand full of nations, the World is currently also in a severe economic and social crisis. Portugal has been in the international news for the worst reasons and uncertainty rules as whether we will reduce our national debt.
As such, today's picture is about the grey times we are going through and the grey country that I'm living in. One is the reflection of the other, and I'm afraid we lack the proper leaders to get us out of this. More than just a holiday, today should be a day for reflection and thought about what History might teach us...