19th-century dance, night skirmishes, and musical performances will be at the center of the celebrations, which will also feature a Ceremony of Homage to the Combatants of the Battle of Vimeiro.
On the 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, the municipality of Lourinhã, in partnership with the Parish Council of Vimeiro, the Association for the Memory of the Battle of Vimeiro (AMBV), and the Portuguese Napoleonic Association (ANP), will celebrate the 214th anniversary of the victory of the historic Battle of Vimeiro, with a set of commemorative activities for all audiences, in the area surrounding the Interpretation Center of Batalha do Vimeiro.
In a different and smaller format than in previous years, the municipality of Lourinhã has prepared a set of themed activities on a historical episode that dates back to 1808 and that ended the First French Invasion. To immerse visitors in the true spirit of the time, the cultural lineup of the celebrations will feature a 19th-century Ball, which will take place at 10 pm on August 19, at the Commemorative Monument of the 1st Centenary of the Battle of Vimeiro. This dance will be promoted by the Historical Dance Group of the Association for the Memory of the Battle of Vimeiro.
Continuing the journey to the beginning of the 19th century, the municipality will organize a Night Skirmish with Historical Recreation Groups, which will take place next to the Military Camp, on August 20, at 10 pm.
Also highlighted are the performances of three bands that promise to bring musical animation to the celebrations. On August 19, at 11 pm, there will be a concert by the band Ciclo das Quintas. At 11 pm on August 20, the band Adiafa will take the stage. And on August 21, at 5 pm, visitors will be able to count on a performance by the Pé D’Areia group.
At 10 am on the last day of the commemorations, August 21, a Ceremony of Homage to the Combatants of the Battle of Vimeiro will take place at the Commemorative Monument. Organized by the Municipality of Lourinhã in collaboration with the Portuguese Army, this moment will recognize those who with their strength and courage emerged victorious on August 21, 1808. of Interpretation of the Battle of Vimeiro).
In addition to these fantastic attractions, visitors will be able to find street entertainment shows, taverns, various workshops, shows of gastronomic products, handicrafts, and demonstrations of crafts.
“The celebrations of the anniversary of the Battle of Vimeiro are a unique moment to recognize the people who made and continue to make the collective life of our region. We want to celebrate an episode of enormous importance for the history of Portugal with a diversified program in which the culture and people of our county are the true protagonists”, mentions João Serra, Councilor of the Municipality of Lourinhã.
More information about the program can be found on the Facebook page of the Interpretation Center of Batalha do Vimeiro.
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