Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Praia do Meco, Sesimbra Portuguese version As temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere, many families might already be dreaming about a beach destination for their Summer vacation. Portugal, with an extensive coastline (it is about 943 km) and sunny weather from July to September, might be the choice for many tourists looking for a beach … Continue reading Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Espiga Day Portuguese version "Espiga Thursday", "Espiga Day" ("Espiga" in Portuguese is the word for ear of grain) or Ascension Thursday (Feast of the Ascension) is celebrated today in Portugal. The celebration has Christian origins and marks the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven 40 days after the resurrection (40 days after Easter). In Portugal, a … Continue reading Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions