All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated on 1 November as a commemoration day for all Christian saints. It may also be known as All Hallows’ Day, Solemnity of All Saints, Hallowmas, or Feast of Saints. Traditions of All Saints’ Day The origin of All Saints’ Day may date back to a Greek Christian tradition from the … Read more

Generosity Beats Me

How do the Portuguese think? It beats me, it truly does. Next, will not be a big deal to some and I’ll say the following. Before I came to Portugal, I read about the generosity shown towards and between neighbours. The fact that they, the Portuguese were happy to share their crops with each other … Read more

Festa Areias

The Festa Areias, Ferreira do Zêzere is a feast in Honor of Our Lady of Grace (Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Graça das Areias) and is held annually in August and is a three day event that entails a great deal of organisation. This post concentrates on Areias town, the church of Igreja Matriz de Nossa … Read more