Easter Flower Parade in São Bras
Festa das Tochas Floridas - a traditional annual festival to celebrate EasterSun Apr 21st 2019 at 09:30
Algarve, Largo da Igreja, São Bras de Alportel , Loulé https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/easter-flower-parade-in-sao-bras VISIT WEBSITE
Experience a unique Easter event in a traditional Algarve village. The Festa das Tochas Floridas takes place on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Christian belief of the resurrection.
This annual festival in the community of São Bras de Alportel is a colourful spectacle. The streets of the town are carpeted with fresh flowers, and local residents decorate their balconies and windows with flowers too, to add to the show.
The Festival opens at 9.30am. You need to get there early to see the show of flowers along the streets. The Resurrection Procession begins at 11am - men carry beautifully crafted “torches” of flowers along a route that ends at the town's main church.
There are also crafts and traditional Easter sweets for sale. Be sure to sample the typical sweet almonds from São Brás!
Easter Sunday Programme
09:30 – Opening of streets in assessing the carpet of flowers
10:00 – Opening of the Meeting Flavors in Largo St. Sebastian
10:00 – Opening of the Crafts Exhibition outside the Igreja Matriz
10:00 – Mass of Resurrection at Igreja Matriz
11:00 – Resurrection Procession with the Flowered Torches
13:00 – Eucharist at Igreja Matriz
15:30 – Cultural Afternoon at Igreja Matriz
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