Silves Municipality hosts Feira do Folar this March 29-31 in honour of traditional Easter cake

São Marcos da Serra celebrates the event’s 26th edition

– March 21, 2024

XXVI Feira Do Folar - São Marcos Da Serra

In celebration of the coming Easter, São Marcos da Serra, in Silves Municipality, is hosting the Feira do Folar, a traditional celebration of the famous ‘folar’ cakes in all their shapes and flavours, scented with cinnamon and anise, decorated with whole eggs and made from dough leavened with baker’s yeast – a staple for this season.. 

The celebration brings together various traditional producers of the ‘folar’, as well as other local producers of typical products of the region, which range from sweets, licours, the Algarve’s ‘medronho’ (firewater) and other specialities.

Silves’ São Marcos da Serra, situated in the northern area of the Algarve region, is a parish known for its mountainous characteristics, the production of bread and the typical ‘folar’ – the most traditional Easter cake in Portugal.

Feira do Folar’s programme will include concerts, religious celebrations, choral groups, folk groups, dance performances and street entertainment for the whole family, promoting the Algarve’s inland areas, particularly its popular culture, gastronomy, and handicrafts, as well as the knowledge of local people.

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