The Alte Carnival, considered the most traditional in the Algarve, will be celebrated online, on Sunday Gordo, February 14, in a special 5-hour broadcast (from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and resumed at 9:00 pm with the ball), broadcast on multiplatform (Facebook , Instagram and Youtube Channel of the Junta de Freguesia de Alte, and Facebook page “Eu Vivo o Carnaval de Alte”), allowing interactive contact with the spectators, who will also be participants.
The Alte Carnival, being one of the oldest in the Algarve, has been held for over 100 years, is rich in stories, satire, revelry, dancers, masked dances, traditions and a lot of humor. This broadcast will cover this century of history, sharing videos, photos and interviews with many of those responsible, both for the organization and for the groups of revelers and floats.
As a result of a joint organization of the Alte Parish Council and the Loulé City Council, the live broadcast will start by telling the story of the Alte Carnival, through testimonies from the stakeholders, videos and photos, making Carnival known in its beginnings and its evolution.
The public accompanying this initiative will discover a little more about the evolution of car construction techniques (from old beast cars to current tractors and vehicles), the social satire always present in the choice of themes and the tradition of community involvement . The recording of this first part will allow the creation of an audiovisual record whose information will be accessible to future generations.
In a second moment there will be an interactive dance animated by Emanuel Martins and Válter Cabrita. Anyone watching will be able to send photos and videos from their homes that will be broadcast in real time.
The broadcast will take place from the Casa do Povo de Alte, where only the elements of the technical team, the presenter and the musicians will be subjected to quick tests of COVID-19 on the morning of the event.
In the typical village of Alte, the Carnival celebrations are the result of the commitment, imagination and creativity of the people of the land, its Corsican, marked by originality, attracts many people to this mountainous area of the Algarve every year, filling the village of Alte with much joy. and animation.