Fairs and Events
Several fairs are happening in March
Aveiro – March Fair
Guarda – Jazz event
Rio Maior – Feira das tasquinhas (Tavern fair)
Monchique – feira dos Enchidos Tradicionais – Traditional food (featuring sausages) fair
Sao Marcos da Serra – Feira do Folar (Easter – Gift fair)
Funchal – Madeira
Madeira Island Open
Vila Franca de Xira
Shad Festival – Weekends
Vila Franca’s culinary specialty, the shad is usually is normally fried and served in açorda, an egg and bread traditional soup.
Spring Festival – Belem
A great number of shows, concerts, and exhibitions take place at the Belem Cultural Center to celebrate the beginning of spring and the center’s anniversary.
Porto Celtic Festival
This festival’s program includes performances by several Celtic Groups from different countries.
Various lamprey eel dishes are served in participating restaurants. Sweets, such an egg-based dessert in the shape of a lamprey, can also be tasted in some of the city’s pastry shops.