Festa do Beato VicentePrint

In the first days of September is the Festa do Beato Vicente - at the main church in Albufeira - The festival of the beatified Vicente - Vicente de Santo António was born in Albufeira in 1590 and beatified by Pope Pius IX in 1867 after going as a missionary to Japan and being burnt at the stake for his religion in 1632. His statue stands in Largo Jacinto dAyet. There is a Solemn Mass followed by a procession from Igreja de Matriz. Later in the evening there are more celebrations followed by fireworks.