Fisherman's party cheers up Monte Gordo In September

Procession on the sandy beach is scheduled for the 8th of September

Monte Gordo will honor its patroness, between the 4th and 15th of September, with the traditional festivities in honor of Nossa Senhora das Dores. The celebrations will end «in an atmosphere of great animation», with a concert by Leo & Leandro.

The festivities start on September 4th, with the performance of the Philharmonic Band of the Cultural Association of VRSA, at 21 pm, followed by a night of fado with Elsa Jerónimo and Renato Néné.

The following day, Thursday, the program starts at 21 pm and includes the performance of the Ethnographic Group Santo António de Arenilha and a flamenco show by the Academia de Baile Gracia Diaz. The night ends with a concert by Sérgio Gonçalves.

On the 6th of September, from 22 pm, the entertainment is ensured by the rhythms of the Banda Fábio Lagarto and will be finished off by the dance music of dj Cabeça.

On Saturday, the morning is reserved for activities for the youngest. This will be followed, at 17:00, by the football game between veterans Beira-Mar and Vidigueira, as well as the usual religious ceremonies in the church of Monte Gordo. The evening's entertainment starts at 22 pm and is in charge of the band “Uns & Outros”, Trio Sensação and dj Karussa.

After the rowboat races, at midday, the highlight of the festivities is the procession, on Sunday, September 8th, at 17:00.

«Marked by a very characteristic character, the celebration runs along the sandy beach of Monte Gordo, being accompanied not only by hundreds of faithful and tourists, but also by fishing boats that, with their horns, announce the passage of the religious procession», highlights the Vila Real de Santo António Town Hall.

Also on Sunday, at 22 pm, Avenida Marginal de Monte Gordo receives a concert by Leo & Leandro, a duo that will bring sertanejo rhythms to Monte Gordo.

The night ends with a firework at midnight, which will illuminate the Bay of Monte Gordo.

The program ends with the solemn Eucharist, on 15th September, at 10:00 am.

The party in honor of Nossa Senhora das Dores is organized by the City Council of VRSA, by the Parish Council of Monte Gordo and by the local parish. It has the support of the Santo António de Arenilha Fishermen Association and the Bay of Artisanal Fishing Association Monte Gordo.