Algarve's Tourist Guide - Traditional Festivals in the Algarve
Querença Folar celebrates Easter
The typical village of Querença once again, on April (days 18 and 19), celebrates another edition of the traditional Easter cakes Festivities (Festa dos Folares de Querença) in honor of Our Lady of Grace (Nossa Senhora da Graça).
This is one of the many gastronomic and religious events that take place throughout the year in this typical village of Loulé county, Algarve region, which aims to maintain and publicize an old tradition linked to the Easter celebrations: the Feast of the Passover Easter cakes A Festa dos Folares da Páscoa).
The festivities starts in 18 April at 21h00, with a live Fado music concert show, in the Hall of the People's House (Casa do Povo de Querença).
The next day, April 19, at 15h30mn, takes place the Eucharist celebration, followed by the solemn procession with the statue of Our Lady of Grace, through the streets of the village.
One of the highlights of the event is the auction of offerings and Easter Cakes (Folares) that occurs in the Churchyard at 17h00mn. The festival closes on a high note, with the concert of Guitar Quartet "Concordia" in the Church of Querença.
This is an initiative of the Querença Parish Commission Festivals, whith the support of Loulé Municipality City
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Nearby: Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Quarteira
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