São Brás de Alportel. Easter in the Eastern Algarve Portugal
Beautiful flower petals carpet the streets of São Brás - for this is how the town
looks every Easter Sunday. Thousands of people flock to São Brás to see the patterns
of petals lining the streets, and to watch the “Festa das Tochas Floridas”, (Flower
Torches Festival) pass through the town. Celebrating the resurrection of Christ is
a colourful and moving experience as the town’s men carry flowers, crying “Christ
is risen”, followed by “Hallelujahs !”... and a whole procession of the town’s folk
follow on behind. Enjoy the photos...
It’s Easter Sunday in São Brás, 2011
Welcome to São Brás. This is how São Brás celebrates in the Algarve, Portugal ...