The silver of the house returns to rage in the celebrations of the Day of the City of Quarteira. In 2019 the event assumes even greater relevance and symbolism since the young Algarve city marks its 20th anniversary, so the citizens of the earth were invited to the celebrations from May 10 to 13. The presentation of the recognition awards 'School Merit' and 'Citizen of Merit of the Parish' is again one of the highlights of the official program organized by the Parish Council (JF) in Quarteira, in partnership with the Municipality of Loulé.
"Although it is a young city, Quarteira presents a level of development and quality similar to the cities of reference in the Algarve region and this is one of the many reasons for pride that we want to make evident in these celebrations," says the president of JF Quarteira , Telmo Pinto, to underline that the participation of citizens of the earth in the event is of unspeakable value.
The mayor of Loulé, Vítor Aleixo, recalled that "we are going to celebrate an unforgettable date. Even today I remember 20 years ago, I was then the mayor, the joy, the emotion and the deep pride that we all felt when our village of Quarteira was elevated to the city. This is one of the moments in the history of the municipality of Loulé that I hold dearly. "
Between dance, sport, theater and handicrafts there is no shortage of pretenses to cheer, not only who is from the land, but also those who visit Quarteira in these four days of celebration. Praça do Mar, Largo do Centro Autárquico and Rua Vasco da Gama are the noble zones of the city where the festivities will take place, which start on the 10th with the dance to mark step.
Starting at 8:30 p.m., the first event of the commemorative program promises to infect those who attend the performance of the eight parish dance groups that will pass through the Praça do Mar stage. First, the Youth Social Dance Group, then Alma in Passo (20:45 (21h), Annette's School of Dance (21h15), Urban Expression of Quarteira (21h30), Algarve Dance Academy of Quarteira (22h) and Social Dance Group (22h15) .
A lot of physical exercise is what is also asked of anyone who wants to participate on the second holiday. The youngest are the first to show sports skills during the activity promoted by the Sports Center of Quarteira 'Vamos Brincar ao Atletismo', which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the beach in front of Praça do Mar. At night, in Largo do Centro Autárquico the athletes enrolled in the 5th BTT Urban Night of Quarteira depart at 8:00 pm to tour the most emblematic areas of the city, in an organization of Clube BTT Quarteirense.
Large and small actors, trained under the Community Theater Group of Quarteira, will have the audacity to take to the stage, on the 12th, the piece 'Cinema Miami'. Starting at 9:00 p.m., in Praça do Mar, the elements of this project resulting from a partnership between the JAT Collective (Open Theater Theater), JF de Quarteira and the support of the Municipality of Loulé, promise to surprise with a faithful representation of the people and to the traditions of the earth.
The dawn, at 9am on Monday 13, starts the official commemorations of the Day of the City of Quarteira. The Municipal Center Square welcomes half an hour later the flag raising with the graduation of the Municipal Firemen of Loulé and, soon after, the inauguration of the urban exhibition in crochet 'Mandalas da Amizade', the responsibility of APROMAR-Cantinho da Amizade.
School Institutions and Private Institutions of Social Solidarity of the Parish, in the faculty and non-teaching staff, will be distinguished in the scope of the City Day, for all the work developed during these 20 years, in favor of the community. Equally 'Citizen of Merit of the Parish', will be honored Sister Rosa Santos who has been in the service of quarteirenses since 1985 and recently retired. The recognition ceremony and the awarding of 'School Merit' awards will take place at 10:30 am in the Auditorium of the Autarchic Center.
In the same space, at 11:00 a protocol ceremony will be held between the Municipality of Loulé and the ABC (Algarve Biomedical Center) – External Network of External Automatic Defibrillation – Seguro Coração.
At 3:00 p.m., a visit will be made to the recently refurbished roundabouts, located at Av. Da Fonte Santa and Av. Carlos Mota Pinto, where the celebrations of the city's 20th anniversary will end.