25th April in the Algarve

by Sun’s Dragon         

Liberation Day Celebrations

April 25th is Liberation Day in Portugal and is widely celebrated throughout the Algarve with music, dancing and fireworks. This is a public holiday and the whole country celebrates their Freedom Day.

Albufeira is no exception and the community stages live music, entertainment, sport and fireworks, all of which attract large crowds. In Faro, the celebrations start on the evening of the 24th April and continue on into the 25th.

Portuguese traditional national dancing

Carnival of Luxury

From the 25th April, the Algarve will also play host to Portugal’s first Carnival of Luxury, the ultimate Lifestyle Fair. This is a five-day event organised by Vida De Luxe which will take place in the Arade Congress Centre, near Portimão. The Fair will feature five days of the world’s most luxurious goods, complete with lavish entertainment, exclusive Haute Couture fashion shows and a spectacular gala dinner. This is the place to be if you want to mingle with some of the richest people in the world.

For more information and tickets click here

 Algarve fireworks

Cultural week in Alte

The 17th annual Cultural Week in Alte opens on 25th too and runs until 1st May.

To start the week off there is the annual mountain bike ride, where riders come from all over the Algarve to participate. This is followed with the inauguration of a painting and photography exhibition. Each day brings a different cultural aspect; including children’s entertainment, theatre, local food and music, exhibitions and a dance show. On the last day, another public holiday in Portugal, the grand finale features a folklore festival and a Traditional Wedding at Fonte Grande.

Algarve mountain bike rider

This is a good opportunity to mix and mingle with the local folks, learn something of their culture and enjoy the fun. For more information visit Alte Uncovered

Wherever you are in the Algarve on the 25th April, have fun and fireworks.  What’s happening on the 25th in your town?

Algarve traditional folk dance

 

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