-From 7 to 8 December, the village of Odeleite once welcomes again the most authentic nativity scene of this Christmas, one of the most faithful and beautiful recreations of the birth of the Child Jesus, with more than 50 extras, artisans and producers of the municipality of Castro Marim.
The Municipality of Lagoa once again joined the national celebrations of the Municipal Day for Equality, on October 24th, 2019, promoting initiatives that aim to alert and raise awareness of equality and citizenship.
Last Saturday, November 2nd, the Alturenses celebrated S. Martinho with the "Mercadinho da Castanha". The roasted chestnut and jeropiga were the protagonists, but this party also had a lot of cultural and musical animation.
Learning a technique to combat soil erosion, simple and accessible to all, can be a way of evoking two causes on the same day: science at the service of peace and development and the disappearance of indigenous forests.
 "The Portuguese revolution of 1974-76: a different revolution" was the motto for the conference given by the prestigious historian Manuel Loff during the afternoon of Saturday, October 19th, at the Municipal Library of Lagoa.
 In the framework of twinning between Lagoa of Algarve and Lagoa of Azores, an exhibition of traditional nativity shows from that Azorean municipality will be present from 30th November 2019 to 6th January 2020. In the seventeenth century appear in São Miguel (in convents and private houses) the first nativity scenes "lapinhas" built inside glazed boxes and in the next century in redomas. In these representations the Nativity, which constitutes the central theme, can coexist with other biblical scenes. In the decoration of these structures clay figures emerge from environments decorated with shells and flowers made by the religious. With the extinction of the convents in 1832 (1834 on the continent) the "lapinhas" began to be producede in the domestic space, configuring a form of popular art. With the opening of the first ceramic mills in the county in 1862, some of its employees began the production of nativity scene dolls in domestic workshops becoming the first of the county. The bonecreira art is today one of the ex-libris of Lagoa, taking away the name of the municipality and its artists.
In order for the memory of the hands not to be forgotten and the immaterial heritage is not lost, the Parish Council of Odeleite, in collaboration with the Social Association of the Parish of Odeleite, develops the 2nd edition of workshops on the "Sabores & Saberes de Odeleite", which starts already this Sunday, November 3rd, and focuses on the sweetness of this time - "Figs and Stars".
From August 28th to September 1st, the village of Castro Marim becomes an enchanted village, but recreating, with all the rigor, the uses, customs and experiences of the medieval past.
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