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Carnival festivities across the Algarve

Carnival WILL be celebrated throughout the region this weekend with parties, parades and fancy dress competitions.

Today (Friday), São Brás de Alportel will be hosting a traditional children’s carnival parade along Avenida da Liberdade to the EB 2 3 Poeta Bernardo de Passos school from 10am.

On Sunday, a parade is due to take place in Corotelo with hundreds of participants from across the region, organised by São Brás Câmara and Corotelo’s recreational society.

The council’s celebrations will peak on Shrove Tuesday with the main carnival float parade in which everyone is welcome to join in along the Avenida da Liberdade from 3pm.

São Brás de Alportel will also be holding it’s now traditional costume competition. Applicants can enter this competition on the day at the Galeria Municipal between 2pm and 3pm.

Judges will award monetary prizes to the winners who will be judged according to four categories: creativity and originality of the theme, construction of the float or disguises, happiness and liveliness of the group and compliance with all of the regulations.

For more information about the São Brás carnival, please telephone 289 840 003 or email [email protected].

Loulé will be hosting a free children’s carnival tomorrow, (Saturday) from 3pm on Avenida José da Costa Mealha. Popular children’s characters including Noddy, Bob the builder and the Txiquititas will be entertaining children at the event, as well as street performers, clowns and inflatable toys.

Castro Marim will be joining in the festivities on Sunday and Shrove Tuesday, between 3pm and 6pm with a Carnival parade. This will include themed floats with music and hundreds of people throwing sweets and confetti into the main streets of the town.

Today (Friday), Tavira will also begin the carnival party atmosphere with a children’s carnival parade from10am in the Praça da Républica and Jardim do Coreto. Children from the EB1 Nº 2 de Tavira, EB1 D. Manuel I and EB1 de Cachopo schools, as well as children from the Pinóquio, Semente and Nossa Senhora das Dores kindergartens and the Fundação Irene Rolo will be taking part in the parade.

Colourful floats and around seventeen themed groups are due to parade along Rua do Cais and Rua José Pires Padinha from 3pm on Sunday and again on Shrove Tuesday.

Evening Carnival balls have also been organised from 9pm at the Pavilhão Municipal Dr Eduardo Mansinho on February 2, 4, 5 and 9.

For more information about the festivities in Tavira, please telephone 281 320 500.

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