Praia da Luz Holidays

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Easter in Luz and Lagos

Ah March arrives and i start craving folares and cheese, by the way folar is a traditional sweet (although since this is Portugal there are all kinds of versions, including salty or with meats like ham or linguiça) bread baked in portugal for easter, traditionaly its also baked with an egg inside, its a religious thing, it used to be offered to godfathers and priests at easter time, a sort of rememberance to the parting of bread on the Last Supper, the egg being the simbol of rebirth and resurrection, so with all this folar talk what do we have in store for this Easter March?

Mostra de Doçaria – Doces, Mel e Licores (23 e 24 Março)

Ohh how about some sweets and honey and licors, there will be a small exhibition on the “Mercado do Levante” in Lagos, its organized by the local government of Freguesia de S. Sebastião. The event will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March, on the 23rd its from 17h to 23h and on the 24 its from 14h to 21h (old poster), with Free Entrance.

Feira do Folar e Artesanato de Barão de São João (30 and 31 Março)

Sweet! Nothing like taking a small weekend drive to Barão de São João to try some sweet folares, this fair has a bit of everything, lots of traditional produce, craftwork, local sweets, honey, wine and of course tons of easter folar!!!! Sure ill be there for the folar but there are also exhibits and dances and all sorts of fun! This is organized by the Junta de Freguesia de Barão de São João, its every afternoon from the 29th to the 31st of March, with Free Entrance.

(I edited this posts, seems like the feira de folar is only on the 30th and 31st of March)

And a Happy Easter Everyone!


  1. RuthBee - 3rd July 2014 1:21 pm

    Is there a site where I can find out more about the Folar Fair at Barão de São João? (I don’t speak much portuguese) And is there a way of getting their avoiding the toll road? (I’m coming from Lagoa area)

    • Hugo Silva - 3rd July 2014 1:22 pm

      Hello RuthBee

      Well there aren’t that many details I’m sorry, its just one of those things that they do every year but they don’t advertise it much, still the news is on Local Government Website here > and on the City Hall here > and yes they are in portuguese (but if you have more question feel free to ask).

      Now regarding avoiding the toll, sure! just take the N125 in the direction of Lagos, after you pass Lagos still on the N125, you will get to Espiche, get out of the N125 on Espiche and follow the signs and road to Barão de S. João, its a small town so you will find the Fair easily ( here is a map i made so just follow it! ), also bring an umbrella, seems the forecast this year is for some rain.

      As a sidenote, its traditional in Portugal to have the Easter Sunday festivities, although i only talked about the ones around Luz, there are plenty through the Algarve, the main ones will be in Silves (from the 29th to 32st) and Guia (only on the 31st).

      Enjoy and have a nice trip and Easter!

      • RuthBee - 3rd July 2014 1:23 pm

        Thank-you very much for all your advice Hugo! I will be sure to check out Silves festivities as well seeing as I am staying quite close to this area :)

        • Hugo Silva - 3rd July 2014 1:23 pm

          No problem, glad i could help, i checked with a friend from Silves and she said its from the 29th to the 32st from 11am to 8pm at the S. Marcos da Serra Town in the Church Square, thats a small town north of Silves, still a bit far away, kinda the same distance as to Barão de São João.


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