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Festival of the Flower Torches
This is the most important tradition in São Brás de Alportel.
Easter Sunday is celebrated with a procession of floweradorned torches borne by men singing in chorus the refrain “Ressuscitou como disse! Aleluia! Aleluia! Aleluia!” (“He returned to life as he said! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”) Bedspreads in the windows, garlanded balconies and the carpet of flowers covering a kilometre of streets complete the setting for one of the most beautiful and authentic processions in the country.
9.30am – Opening of the streets for viewing the flower carpet
10am – Main Church | Eucharist
11.30am – Procession of the Hallelujah and Flower Torches
1pm – Main Church | Eucharist
3pm – Churchyard of the Main Church | Festival of Sounds and Flavours (Fair of Regional Confectionery, Cultural Afternoon with traditional music groups, Prize-Giving
Ceremony for the Competitions – Floral Games, Flower Torches and Balconies)
Location:São Brás de Alportel
Organisation:São Brás de Alportel Municipal Council, Sambrasense Cultural Association and São Brás de Alportel Parish
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