Festa dos Tabuleiros Floridos returns to the village of Parises

São Brás celebrates this weekend the apparition of Fatima to the little shepherds with many activities and traditions

The traditional Festa dos Tabuleiros Floridos is back, on the 14th and 15th of May, in the village of Parises, with a program full of proposals for the whole family, integrated in the “Aldeias de Portugal” route.

The village of Parises, located in São Brás de Alportel, in the heart of Serra do Caldeirão, celebrates this weekend the apparition of Our Lady, in Fátima, to the little shepherds.

In this edition, the program starts on Saturday, with three options to go up to the Parises Chapel, with its cork altar: the pilgrimage promoted by the Scout Group, starting at 9:00 am, aimed at families with children over 10 years and two hikes starting at 15:00 pm.

The walk along the trails connecting the Via Algarviana, promoted by São Brás a Caminhar, is of high difficulty and the Walk along the National Road, which has a support vehicle and return transport, is promoted by the City Council. The starting point is always the Churchyard of the Mother Church.

On Saturday morning, at 10:30 am, the Parises Social Center invites children and families to the workshop “Let's make hot bread”, in collaboration with the “Os Amigos da Serra” Association.

In the afternoon, at 16:00, the little ones can listen to “A Serra a humming – the world of honey and bees, the theme of the workshop that the Parises Convivial Center hosts, in an initiative of the Environmental Education Service of the municipality.

The Candlelight Procession in the Parises Chapel churchyard starts at 21:30 pm and ends the first day of the party.


party in preparation

Sunday, May 15th, Family Day, begins with a walk through the village's fields, which starts at 10:00 am, at the Parises Social Center. After picking the flowers, the flowering trays are prepared, being a very special mission to give a new life to this old tradition, in the hands of the youngest, promoted by the Working Group “Amigos da Aldeia”.

In Parque da Serra, the Mercadinho na Aldeia returns from 10 am, with handicrafts, local products, food and snacks.

The Eucharist in honor of Our Lady of Fátima takes place in the Parises Chapel at 15:30 pm. Afterwards, there will be a dance animated by David Brito, with performance by the Grupo Folclórico da Velha Guarda and the parade “The provinces of Portugal” by the Grupo da Amizade.

Applications for all activities must be sent to the Municipality's Office, by contacting 289 840 019 or [email protected].

This special edition of the Festa dos Tabuleiros Floridos in honor of Our Lady of Fátima is organized in partnership by the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel, Parish and Scout Group 1330, with the support of the In Loco Association, “Os Amigos da Serra de São Brás”, Group “São Brás a Caminhar”, Parish Council of São Brás de Alportel and Group of Friends of the Village – Parises Community.