Wearing black during the mourning period as a Portuguese tradition

Hello all,

I am Luso-Canadian, living in Canada. When i was very young, i remember my relatives wore black when my grandfather on my mother’s side passed away, for period of time. My parents wore black for a year, when my grandfather on my dad’s side passed away.

I don’t remember them wearing black when my grandma died, though.

I know that some widows will wear black for the rest of their lives.

Is this still a tradition that is practiced in Portugal? Are there rules around it? Google says people still do this, but I wanted to get feedback from real Portuguse people.

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