the City Day
On 27 October Lagos marks another Dia do Município,
celebrated in honour of its patron saint, São Gonçalo de Lagos.
Lagos celebrates the City Day
On 27 October Lagos marks another Dia do Município, celebrated in honour of its patron saint, São Gonçalo de Lagos.
The commemorations begin on 26 October at 21:30 with a show from MONDA at the Lagos Cultural Center. This concert will be in homage to the singing of the Alentejo.
On the 27th, the official celebration of the 2020 Municipality will begin with the symbolic hoisting of flags. Following this, there will be the speeches by the President of the Municipal Assembly, Paulo Morgado and the Lagos City Council, Hugo Pereira, this year without the usual presence of local associations and institutions in order to guarantee all health and safety measures. In order to allow the public access to the speeches, the ceremony will be broadcast directly on Câmara Municipal do Lagos´ YouTube channel and Facebook page.
There will be the usual mass in honour of Lagos' patron saint, São Gonçalo, in the Church of Santa Maria. The historical figure and patron saint of the municipality left a deep mark in Lagos, visible in places names, its history and traditions. Throughout the day, information and curiosities will be shared on the Facebook page about the much-beloved figure of the Lacobrigenses.
Cultural activities will also take place, with the inauguration of two exhibitions at the Cultural Centre. Inspired by Antoni Gaudí and Andy Warhol, Ivan Ulmann shows a new view of reality in "Mundos Fragmentados". The trio of artists Tom Saunders, Silke Weiβbach and Martim Brion present the exhibition "Incertain Matters", a multidisciplinary project in the areas of sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography.
The Lagos Zoo will also take part in the celebrations of the City Day, on the 27th, the entrance to residents of the municipality from the age of four will have a 50% discount, and children up to three years have free entry.
The day will be a chance to celebrate Lagos with and all its history and traditions.