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Music and Entertainment in Monchique the Algarve Today.


Lots to do and see in Monchique the Algarve Portugal

This afternoon,  a martial art demonstration,  juggling and pogo sticks, a trampoline,  stilts and other fun things for the younger ones to enjoy. There is a small tent with face painting, another with art. It is a beautiful day and the crowds of people seem to be realy enjoying themselves. Some children are playing on the bouncy castle,  

Entertainment in Monchique, the Algarve
Carnation Day in Monchique

 Monchique town center is becomming very busy and every cafe is busy. Ice creams are selling well.

 Later at 5 oclock on the main stage will be a performance by the very popular Portuguese singer Vitorino 


Live Entertainment in Monchique
Vitorino on stage in Monchique Carnation Day

Vittorino sings on stage for the people of Monchique
Vitorino entertains Monchique audience


Thank you very much to Vitorino

Monchique Freedom Day Celebrations

The central area of Monchique is now dominated by a huge stage which has been erected for the entertainment this weekend.  Musicians will be entertaining the crowds as Portugal celebrates for the 36th year the 25th of April known as Revolution Day, Red Carnation Day,  The Carnation Revolution and Freedom Day which took place in 1974.

When the revolution happened the flower markets were full of red carnations which were placed into the gun barrels of the military soldiers

Many of the towns in Portugal have streets or squares named Rua 25 de Abril and the huge Salazar bridge in Lisbon was also renamed the 25th de Abril Bridge soon after the event.

Visit Monchique this weekend for some great entertainment.