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Easter Holidays in the Algarve

Easter holidays

Easter Holidays 

Portugal is a catholic country (above 80% of the population is catholic). The Holy week (or, as the Portuguese call it: Semana Santa is celebrated with just devotion and has a predominantly religious character. Although it is less intensive than in Spain, you will still find traditional festivities in the Algarve that are fascinating to attend.

It all starts forty days before Easter, when the period of soberness and fasting is begun and many people abstain from eating meat. Easter Sunday 2019 is 21 April.

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Easter In The Algarve Portugal

As March now draws to an end and Easter holidays are just around the corner, we are thrilled to say that the Algarve is set to give visitors a lovely warm welcome! The countryside is flourishing and the bright sunny days are offering nothing less than the perfect setting to enjoying all that the region has to offer. The April events calendar is full of Easter festivals, concerts, sports and gastronomy fairs and it is the ideal time of year for long walks, outdoor activities and family fun on the beach. So if you haven’t booked your holiday villa for Easter yet, Algarve Housing have some nice deals for YOU! Please contact me for more details.

A few events in the Algarve during April/Easter:

Ballet in Algarve

Coppelia by the Moscow Ballet

Venue: TEMPO (Municipal Theatre), Portimão on 8th April
Tickets available from TEMPO, Portimão Arena, FNAC, ABEP Agencies, Alvalade,
www.blueticket.pt & www.ticketline.pt
Tel. (+351)707 234 234,(+351)707 234 234 (Reservations)

Expomar – Fair of the Sea and Nautical Activities

Venue: Jardim Pescador Olhanense, Olhão from 7th to 10th April

Duke Ellington Orchestra

Ready for some Jazz in the Algarve?

Venue: Portimão Municipal Theatre on 14th April at 21.30
Reservations: (+351) 282 402 475 (+351) 282 402 475 / 961 579 917

Equestrian Tour Vilamoura 2011

Venue: Vilamoura Riding Centre from March 30th to April 24th
Competitions – Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 18.00. Grand Prix events on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th April
The 4 Week International Showjumping Event is composed of six competitions qualifying for the FEI ranking.

Algarve Folar (Easter Loaf) Fairs

Paderne 16th & 17th April
Barão de São João (near Lagos) on 23rd & 24th April (15.00 to 24.00)
8th Folar challenge in Guia on 24th April (16.00 at the Football Club grounds) – making the biggest Easter loaf you have ever seen!

Festa das Tochas Floridas

Venue: São Brás de Alportel on Easter Sunday, 24th April

9.30 – Opening of the streets to see the carpets of flowers
10.00 – Eucharist at the Parish Church
11.30 – Hallelujah Procession and the Flower Torches
13.00 – Eucharist at the Parish Church
15.00 – Churchyard: Fair of regional confectionery, Cultural afternoon with traditional music groups, Prize giving ceremony for Flower Games, Best Flower Torches and Balconies.

Festa da Mãe Soberana in Loulé

A major religious festival that attracts thousands of faithful followers as well as tourists every year. The festival starts on the 24th April with the Festa Pequena (small feast) and finishes on 8th May with the Festa Grande. The high point of the celebrations is the procession through the city carrying the image of the Sovereign Mother

3rd Portuguese Wine Show

Venue: EMA (Multi-use space), Albufeira from 30th April to 2nd May

Time: 14.30 to 20.00 (to 19.00 on May 2nd)

A perfect opportunity to try some Portuguese wines!

The EMA is in the Caliços area of Albufeira at the junction of Estrada de Caliços and the Avenida dos Descobrimentos.

“Soul of Fado” Concert by Cristina Nóbrega

Venue: TEMPO (Municipal Theatre) Portimão on 23rd April

Reservations: (+351) 282 402 475 (+351) 282 402 475 / 961 579 917

Algarve Housing rent special villas in the Algarve, please contact me for any further information,

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Enjoy Springtime In The Algarve!

Carnival in the Algarve
Carnival in the Algarve

I live in the Algarve for almost 10 years, coming here for almost 25 years! and many times I get the question, what is the best time to visit the Algarve? I have a standard answer for that, March and April. Why??? the smell of orange blossom, the Mimosa and all the flowers blooming… daisy’s, poppy’s….millions, I cannot describe how beautiful this is….stunning nature!

Besides that 5-8 March is Carnival!

Spring in the Algarve
Poppy's in the Algarve

Year after year the Carnival Parade in Loulé is the absolute highlight of the Algarvian carnival season. This spectacular event attracts many thousands of visitors from all over the region.

Combine the fantastic time of the year with all the smells and flowers, with Carnival in the Algarve, and book a nice Holiday Villa near Loule! Quinta Palmeiral, in March 675 euros per week, and April 810 euros. The villa sleeps 4.

Holiday Villa in the Algarve
Holiday Villa in the Algarve

Most towns and villages in the Algarve has Carnival, so spent your Carnival Holiday in the Algarve!

This year, Easter is in April, another reason to visit the Algarve! Have a look at my website, for more nice Holiday Villas, and contact me for more information.

Come and enjoy, the daisy’s, poppy’s, mimosa, orange blossom and last but not least some sunshine!

Spring in the Algarve
Flowers in the Algarve

Warm Regards,


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