Easter Holidays 2023 in Portugal

Learn about Easter traditions in Portugal and spend your holiday in the Algarve. Book your stay at Belmar Resort on the Easter Holidays of 2023 in Portugal.

Easter in Portugal is a time for family, togetherness and delicious food served at this festive time. During this religious season, different traditions are observed in each region. Find out what activities await you during the highly anticipated Easter 2023 holidays and learn about some of the differences between each region of Portugal.

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It is time to bring back the chocolate eggs, the almonds and the preparations for Easter.

Those who come to the Algarve for the Easter holidays will surely make their first trip to the beach to soak up the sun. The more adventurous, on the other hand, will plunge into the water for their first swim of the year. Although you can enjoy the mild weather in the Algarve as early as Easter, that's not the only thing that attracts so many people to the south of Portugal. Here are some suggestions for activities to help you make the most of your holiday.


Easter events in the Algarve in 2023

Easter events in the Algarve are a great activity for the whole family during the holidays. For this reason, the municipalities have prepared various cultural activities to liven up the days. In Lagos and neighbouring towns, there are already lists of proposed events for Easter.


1.     Verão Azul Festival

The Verão Azul Festival takes place in two Algarve towns. It is held between Lagos and Loulé and aims to promote contemporary art in the region. This transdisciplinary festival features everything from visual artists to performances, video games, and musical moments.

Date: 5 to 9 April.

Location: Various locations in the city of Lagos.

For more information, visit the website.


2.     Folar and handicraft fair

There are also sweet events, with the folar being the most traditional Easter sweet. At this fair, you can try the different varieties of folar, from fennel folar to Olhão folar, as well as other delicious treats. In the same location, there will be an arts and crafts exhibition as well as musical performances.

Date: 7 to 9 April, 3 pm

Location: Barão de São João.

For more information, visit the website.


3.     Exhibition PRALAC + Collection

Make room for art and visit the collective exhibition resulting from the artists' residencies at the Associação Cultural LAC. Sculpture, new media, ceramics, and fine art are all represented in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at the headquarters of the Associação Cultural, a former prison that has been transformed into a space welcoming all forms of art.

Date: 10 to 14 April, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Venue: LAC - Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, Lagos.

For more information, visit the website.