Popular Saints parades in Quarteira

In Portugal, June is the month when Saints are remembered and celebrated with a range of marches, parades and all-round entertainment.

This year in Quarteira the tradition of parading through the streets in colourful costumes will not be forgotten, and so from 9pm on June 12, 23 and 28, the Santos Populares de Quarteira marches will take place along the Avenida Marginal.

Hundreds of local people will participate in the parades, which promise to be a festival of colour, music and fun, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Choreographies have been inspired by the sea, fishing, the popular saints – St Anthony, St John and St Peter – and the symbols associated with the celebrations such as arches, the basil plant, bonfires and balloons.

This year, eight organisations representing the main streets of Quarteira will take part in the parades. They are Fundação António Aleixo, Rua Vasco da Gama, Florinhas de Quarteira, Rua do Pinheiro, Rua do Outeiro, Vilamoura, Rua da Cabine and Rua Gago Coutinho.

Entry to see the parades is free and there will be stalls selling food and refreshments.

For more information, please contact Loulé Câmara on 289 400 811