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12 to 28 June 2018 | Algarve

Popular Parades of Quarteira


Saint Anthony, Saint John, Saint Peter . .. June is when we celebrate the popular saints !!

One of the most beautiful and elaborate parades of Popular Saints in Portugal has Quarteira as its main stage.  On the 12th, 23rd and June 28th, at the "marginal" , hundred marchers do the parade in the streets of the city and delight visitors with songs and dances performed for the purpose.

The groups present original figures, sing and dance to choreographies in this competition of popular tradition, which was initially inspired by the world-renowned Brazilian carnival.

Hundreds of participants, choreographers, make-up artists, costume designers, seamstresses and other organisers contributed to ensure that this annual festival achieves a high level of beauty and is an event not to be missed.