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Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

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Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

The city of Quarteira receives, on 7 and 8 December, its more traditional religious festival, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, an organization of the parish of Quarteira and the parish of Quarteira, with the support of the Municipality of Loulé .

Thus, on the first day of the celebrations, by 21:00 hours, the image of the patron saint of fishermen and Quarteira Portugal also out in procession from the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição to the Church of St. Peter of the Sea

On day 8, the main day of the celebrations, takes place at dawn in the morning and evening, at 14:30, the procession leading to the marginal image of Quarteira to the Port Shelter.

The highlight of this festival is the boat trip of the patron saint, accompanied by the belief that many faithful moving here, especially by fishermen with their boats bedecked for the occasion, show all the devotion and affection for Our Lady.

Apart from religious celebrations, entertainment and conviviality complement the festivities.

by Google translation from:

www.regiao-sul.pt/noticia.php…

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1. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

Hi FTHW, My wife and I will be staying in Albufeira from 4th to 11th December (you have already given me some really useful info) The above celebration looks interesting. Do you have any more information ? What happens on the 8th ? Where should we be ? Any info gratefully received !

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2. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

If you go to the beginning of the promenade (have a coffee at the terrace of the white rose restaurant, google maps coordinates: 37.068593,-8.106946 )

you will be able to witness the celebrations.

Boats are decorated and the highlight of this festival is the boat trip of the patron saint, accompanied by the belief that many faithful moving here, especially by fishermen with their boats bedecked for the occasion, show all the devotion and affection for Our Lady.

If you click through on the link of my original post you will see a picture.

Here's a Youtube about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPhz9pRL3ak

and another translation:

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of Quarteira and its fishermen, has deep cultural roots in the fishing community and all natural locality, since the image was found in nets by fishermen for over 200 years.

Pray the short history of this chapel that receives the fishermen on their return from the sea, in the same year it was built, protected the vessels of a violent storm hit the coast of the Algarve, despite the material damage caused. "

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception takes place on the 8th of December each year, in the municipality of Loulé, Quarteira.

The celebration has religious celebrations, the parade of fishing boats bedecked accompanying the procession of religious candles (which begins at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição and ends at the Church of St. Peter of the Sea), the Blessing of the Sea that takes the image to traverse the streets of Quarteira and still make a boat trip.

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3. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

Thanks FTHW. We will be there !

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4. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

I was in Quarteira today and now have more information for you:

From the 29th of November till the 7th of December there’s a service every night in the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (lady of conception).

The address of the church: Bairro CheCul (at the end of Rua 25 de Abril)

December 7: after the service in the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, around 21.00 hrs, there will be a procession with candles and the image of our Lady to the church São Pedro do Mar (Rua da Abelheira, Quarteira)

The route will be through Rua Vasco da Gama to the Ocean side all the way along the promenade to Rua dos Bombeiros and from there North to the church)

December 8:

- 14.00 hrs: church service in the church of São Pedro do Mar.

- 15.00 hrs: procession with the image of our Lady along the ocean side to the fisherman’s harbour. There decorated boats will take the lady onto the ocean for a short trip whereafter the Lady will be returned to the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Here she will return to the little chapel.

- 20.30 hrs: a sale and auction of the decorations

- 22.00 hrs: various activities

- 22.30 hrs: performance of the folklore group from Faro.

Google maps coordinates (if you go to Google maps you can cut/paste the coordinates into the search mode):

church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição: 37.073785,-8.105545

church São Pedro do Mar: 37.068238,-8.093717

fishermans harbour: 37.069107,-8.109854

Wishing you a nice time!

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5. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

Thanks again FTHW. I really appreciate your help.

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6. Re: Quarteira celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Conception

you're very welcome!

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