Hey Portugal Newsletter
6th April 2012 No.96
Happy Easter to all our readers. Easter is an important time in the Christian calendar and so there's lots going on in Portugal. Holy Week celebrations are taking place is most major towns; Obidos, of course, does this very well, and the parades there are worth seeing. Whatever you are doing, have fun !
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This Week in History
7th April 1860: W.K. Kellogg, cereal magnate and health guru, is born.
10th April 1912: The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster exactly 100 years ago.
Frost and dry weather have caused an almost total loss of production of fruit and vegetables in the Algarve. The frost and a lack of rain has crippled most fruit and vegetable farms in the Algarve, according to farmers, who traditionally lack adequate insurance. Given the losses, there are those who confess that now they are living on hope alone. See the full report on Algarve Daily News
Portuguese resorts, cities and businesses have received a total of 26 nominations for the 2012 World Travel Awards. The Europe Gala Ceremony will be held at the brand new Conrad Algarve hotel in Quinta do Lago on 6th October, prior to its official opening.
Matthew Loddy set off from Praia da Luz in the Algarve 83 days ago to run 100 marathons in 100 days. He will finish with the 100th marathon being the London Marathon on 22nd April. Hey Portugal and Cidade XL made a collection at A Place in The Sun show and raised £102.46p, €34 and 25 Canadian cents. It all helps so please click here and give anything you can. Read More.
Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Portugal raised €1.5million on two debt auctions on Wednesday and demand outstripped supply fivefold. Rates on the 6 month bills were down from 4.3% to just 2.9%. Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar called the auction's success "a very significant development."
Some areas had rain last week, well we needed it didn't we! Expect rain for most of next week across the whole of Portugal. The clearest days are likely to be Sunday and Monday. Temperatures are going to be in the mid to late teens.
What's on in Central Portugal
Thank you for someone pointing out I got St Georges day wrong last week. It is of course on 23rd April.
On Sunday there is the car boot sale at Campelos near Pedrogao Grande - don't forget it is under cover.
Also on Easter Sunday is the Anglican Church Service in English in Caldas da Rainha
On Wednesday and Thursday you can go walking with the Silver Coast Walking Group
Next Friday there is the Silver Coast Ladies Coffee Morning and the Tomar Charity Quiz Night
On the 20th April there will be a Medieval Banquet at the Convent of Christ in Tomar
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