Cockle Festival of Figueira for every palate

Massa Cockle, rice, porridge, patties or cockles natural, made-up at the time, are some of the delicacies available at the 12th edition of the Cockle Festival which runs at the end weekend of 13 and 14 September at the Sports Centre Figueira and promises to bring thousands of people to this town in the parish of Great Mexilhoeira.
Music also will not miss, and the first day includes performances by Pedro Miguel Silva and Paulo Ribeiro, while the next day, after the performance of organist and vocalist Vera Lucia, traditional music will be in charge of the Friends of Figueira, followed the Generation XXI group, some companies are planned at the level of animation.
The reason for this festival lies in the fact that local people continue to maintain a strong connection with the harvesting of cockles in the Ria de Alvor, means of survival for many families who depended on this activity.
The event will take place between 19:00 and 1:00 a.m. and the entry continues to cost 3 euros, complete with a saucer of cockles, an organization of Figueirense Recreational Society, with the support of the Municipality of Portim

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