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28-Dec-2015 21:06

Here you will find lots of information about events in Loulé in central Algarve, Portugal!

See when and where the markets are in and around Loulé, what great annual events take place and when the Algarve bank holidays are so you don't miss out on something or, on a practical note, get caught out by the supermarkets closing.

The Small Feast (Festa Pequena) takes place on Easter Sunday when the statue of the patron saint is brought down from its sanctuary to the Church of São Francisco, where it will stay until the Festa Grande 2 weeks later.

In the morning of the "Big Feast", the statue of the Sovereign Mother leaves in a procession from the Church of São Francisco towards the Engineer Duarte Pacheco Monument, where there is a religious service.

We kick off the month with our 1st November Portugal national holiday to celebrate All Saints' Day () and from there on in, there's food, festivals, fairs, music, ballet, motor sports and art all on the agenda!

November is one of our most chilled months but our Algarve events calendar is bursting with FAB things to do...including some of our most famous annual events!3 days of celebration in February (or occasionally March) of parades, music and dancing, the 3rd day being Shrove Tuesday.The centre of Loulé (Avenida José da Costa Mealha) is shut off for the carnival and it costs a few euros for entrance.It is worth arriving early - the procession starts at 3.00pm but you will need time to find parking, especially if you haven't been to Loulé before.

Easter Sunday in Loulé marks the beginning of the celebrations '', the patron saint of Loulé.

In the afternoon, the Eucharist is celebrated at the Church of São Francisco, followed by the procession through the main streets of the city, with the high point being the ascent to the Sanctuary.



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