Thursday, 22 April 2010

Carnation Revolution/Freedom Day/Dia da Liberdade Celebrations in the Algarve – 24-25 Abril 2010

Freedom Day on 25 April is a national holiday in Portugal, with both state-sponsored and spontaneous commemorations praising the elemental civil liberties and political freedoms achieved after the revolution (Wikipedia).

A number of musical events with folk singers from that period are taking place on the weekend to celebrate this special day, including:

Saturday 24th April 2010

Sérgio Godinho (Portimão, Municipal Auditorium, 21:30)

Sunday 25th April 2010

Rão Kyao (Albufeira, Municipal Auditorium, 21:30)

Paulo de Carvalho (Olhão, Municipal Auditorium, 21:30)

Vitorino (Monchique, Largo dos Chorões, 21:30)

Other musical events taking place include:

Faro (Saturday 24th April 2010, José Maria & Friends, Municipal Market, 11:00)

Estoi (Saturday 24th April 2010, José Maria & Friends, Casa do Povo de Estoi, 21:30)

Lagos (Saturday 24th April 2010, Tigerman – “Femina” concert, Lagos Cultural Centre, 21:30)

Faro (Saturday 24th April 2010, Cantam Autores group, Praça da Pontinha, 22:00)

Tavira (Saturday 24th April 2010, Lauro Palma group, 22:00)

Tavira (Sunday 25th April 2010, Cantam Autores group, 17:00)

Vila Real de Santo António (Sunday 25th April 2010, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Cantar de Amigos group, 22:00)

Monte Gordo (Sunday 25th April 2010, Duo Reflexo. in front of the Monte Gordo, 22:00)

And more…

Links & Notes:

The Carnation Revolution (Portuguese: Revolução dos Cravos), also referred to as the 25 de Abril, was a left-leaning military coupstarted on 25 April 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a democracy (wikipedia)


Algarve Holiday Studio:

For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve!

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