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Portugal 2014 events

Praia Grande Beach Games

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - August 2014 (The games are organised during the summer months.)

A great way to stay in shape and enjoy the beautiful beach at Praia Grande, ......

A great way to stay in shape and enjoy the beautiful beach at Praia Grande, during the summer months beachgoers are invited to participate or watch a series of beach games. Games are open to men and women, young and old, and include such classic beach contests as boules and volley ball; Praia Grande is also great for a number of different watersports. And when all the activities get too much, retire to the shade and tranquillity of the popular beach side cafe bars.

Venue:
Praia Grande.

Address:
Pc da Republica, 23, 2710-616, Sintra, Portugal

Event cost:
Many events are free.

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Festival del Mar

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

La Asociación de Pescadores de Cascais organiza este interesante espectác ......

La Asociación de Pescadores de Cascais organiza este interesante espectáculo con tema marinero, como no podía ser menos. Juegos, comida, música, baile y fuegos artificiales. No se puede pedir más.

Address:
Cascais, Portugal

Event cost:
Gratis

Category:
Culture

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Festival of the Sea

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

The Fishermen’s Association in Cascais puts on a great spectacle with you ......

The Fishermen’s Association in Cascais puts on a great spectacle with young fishermen turning on the charm for the ladies before facing bulls running rampant down the beach in order to win the prize of dried codfish. Fireworks and music round it off.

Venue:
Cascais.

Address:
Cascais, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Dance

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International Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014

Witness these wonders from early morning to early evening, by which time th ......

Witness these wonders from early morning to early evening, by which time the balloons have travelled from town to town down the country. Teams from different continents take part, culminating in the final day that sparks a huge party at the finish line.

Venue:
Route varies from year to year.

Address:
Lisbon, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

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All Souls' Day (Dia de Finados)

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014

Portuguese families gather together all day and night to mourn their dearly ......

Portuguese families gather together all day and night to mourn their dearly departed with masses, processions and flowers laid at graves.

Venue:
Throughout Portugal.

Address:
Lisbon, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Portugal 2015 events

Carnaval

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015

The festival builds up in the period leading up to Lent to the much-anticip ......

The festival builds up in the period leading up to Lent to the much-anticipated climax of entrudo. Lisbon’s Parque Nações truly comes alive from mid-afternoon through to the evening with street parades, theatre and other entertainment. Some of the costumes, floats and elaborate masks have to be seen to be believed.

Venue:
Lisbon, Loulé, Nazaré, Ovar, Viana do Castelo and Funchal.

Address:
Lisbon, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

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Easter

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

This is one of the highlights of the religious calendar across the country. ......

This is one of the highlights of the religious calendar across the country. Braga hosts the biggest celebration, with Holy Week processions featuring marchers holding torches and charming floats. These lead to the parish church where flowers are laid on the floor for the priest to walk over on Easter Sunday. Fireworks and folk dancing also take place.

Venue:
Throughout Portugal.

Address:
Lisbon, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

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Fatima Pilgrimage

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

On 13 May 1917 the Virgin Mary made her first visit to three shepherd child ......

On 13 May 1917 the Virgin Mary made her first visit to three shepherd children. Fatima was the place, and now 4 million Roman Catholics make the pilgrimage here each year. White handkerchiefs are waved to bid farewell to the Virgin Mary after she has made her way through the town in a candlelit procession. Book your accommodation well in advance.

Venue:
Fatima.

Address:
Fátima, Ourém Municipality, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

Each year thousands of religious pilgrims travel to the Sanctuary of Our La ......

Each year thousands of religious pilgrims travel to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima on the 12 and 13 May. The pilgrimage celebrates the date when in 1917 it is said that apparitions of the Virgin Mary (also known as Fatima in Portugal) appeared before three young shepherds on 13 May. Visitors can join in the ceremonies including the night time Candles Procession which sees thousands of visitors carry lighted candles to the site.

Venue:
Various venues in and around Fatima.

Address:
Various locations including the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

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Sintra Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 - July 2015

Piano lovers should make this an essential stop on their trip; the summer p ......

Piano lovers should make this an essential stop on their trip; the summer programme is made up entirely of a piano repertoire from the Romantic period. Concerts take place in churches, country estates, palaces and parks to amazing effect.

Venue:
Sintra.

Address:
Sintra, Portugal

Event cost:
Prices vary; some concerts are free.

Category:
Music

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National Agricultural Fair

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015

For nine days in June, you can take in the best countryside entertainment, ......

For nine days in June, you can take in the best countryside entertainment, be it bull fighting, bull running or folk dancing.

Venue:
Centro Nacional de Exposições, Santarém.

Address:
Santarem, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Website:

Category:
Culture

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Super Bock Super Rock

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015

Not exactly known as a haven for rock music fans, Portugal hosts this fun f ......

Not exactly known as a haven for rock music fans, Portugal hosts this fun festival bringing in chart and critical favourites from all over the world to play three days of excellent music. The concerts take place in Sesimbra, just south of Lisbon, and there are plenty of other diversions to keep you occupied.

Venue:
Sesimbra.

Address:
Sesimbra, Portugal

Event cost:
€80 for three days.

Category:
Music

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Tall Ships Races - Lisbon Leg

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015

The capital welcomes around 100 captivating sailing boats at the end of Jul ......

The capital welcomes around 100 captivating sailing boats at the end of July as part of the Tall Ships Races. In 2012, the races begin in St Malo, France in early July, finishing at Port Dublin, Ireland in late August. Miss it at your cost.

Venue:
Lisbon.

Address:
Lisbon, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Sport

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