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Sweet sugar almonds to celebrate Easter in the Algarve

In Portugal, the widespread practice of offering a gift to the godchildren at Easter is a Catholic tradition. It is still usual to offer Easter Cake with eggs (“folar com ovos”) or sugar-coated, chocolate or caramelised almonds, to the godchildren, family and friends. One of the meanings of almonds during Easter is the same as the eggs – they are a symbol of fertility and renewal. Continue reading…

by Filipa Glória in Articles, Uncategorized

A Sea of Creativity by Gabriela

The motto of Mar d’Estórias since its opening in 2016 has been creativity. Do you know why? Since the beginning we have within our team the shop assistant Gabriela Rodrigues that is not limited to the management of the store of Mar d’Estórias. Continue reading…

by Filipa Glória in Uncategorized

Find a warmth that comes from tradition

The Alentejan blankets come from a heritage and a centuries’ long tradition rooted in the identity of the pastors and communities who worked the land. These were essential for the middle-class of earlier times and were used to protect them from the cold, but are now used for decorative purposes such as bedspreads and rugs. Continue reading…

by Filipa Glória in Articles, Uncategorized

Mates, let’s sing the Janeiras

The normally cold nights of January are flooded with traditional songs to welcome the New Year. Singing the Janeiras, is a recurring event in Portugal that starts at dawn on the Day of Kings (Dia de Reis), and is surrounded by a popular spirit of friends who come together to sing door-to-door, in exchange for cakes and drinks. Continue reading…

by Joana Rosa in Articles