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2021 - Contagious Expectation

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Another day begins in the wonderful Figueira da Foz. The trade slowly warms up with the rising sun, people in a hurry try to make up for lost time in a last minute shopping hoping to be able to organize a party, widely expected: The Party of the end of the year. Yes, 2021, the expectation is high and contagious!

We want to end this year full of obstacles and celebrate the beginning of the new year with the naivety of a child in the hope of better times. Where the changes imposed for the preservation of life are not so heavy on our shoulders. May we soon meet at parties, public celebrations and even on the beach!

Ah! The beach … it remains so close, but at the same time, so far … Maybe it is the cold of winter, or the social distance, it doesn’t matter.

Come 2021, come! We are waiting, but come without delay! Because Figueira’s beaches are calling, and refusing such beauty is no longer an option.

2021 - Contagious Expectation, but away from the sea

Figueira da Foz, exuberant in natural beauty, shelters thousands of people at every end of the year to celebrate New Year with fireworks and lots of parties.

By the end of 2020, however, it will be empty. Social distancing is still necessary, the various contingency measures of the pandemic are still in place and the preservation of life is a priority.

But this should not be a cause for sadness, as the city does not stop. It continues to grow and improve so that visitors in 2021 have a safely unique experience in Portugal.

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2020 Reasons to spend the end of the year in Figueira da Foz

In November 2019, the Municipality of Figueira da Foz announced, with a striking slogan (2020 Reasons to come to Figueira da Foz), the activities planned for the holiday season. At this party the population should have:

Christmas lights in the center of Figueira da Foz
  • Three Christmas concerts;
  • Christmas garden with Santa’s Farm, street market and animal stable;
  • Two parades (one promoted by the Sociedade Filarmónica 10 de Agosto and another by the Filarmónica Figueirense, which would usually start on the night of August 5 on opposite sides of the city and would meet in Lapinha, in the wait for the three Kings);
  • Crib in Lapinha, from the Christmas season, owned by the Factory of the Church of the Parish of São Julião;;
  • christmas train;

²For the end of the year (31.12.2020, 1.01.2021 and 2.01.2021):

  • Electronic music from the 90s ’til today;
  • Pure RFM SOMNII, names at the forefront of electronic music;
  • General electronic music.
Promotional poster for the New Year's Eve party in Figueira da Foz

In October 2020, Figueira da Foz City Council announced the cancellation of the events, due to the progression of the pandemic.

2021 - Contagious expectation gives us a thousand reasons to come to Figueira da Foz

The holiday season has been canceled, but the pandemic will not last forever. The measures adopted by the Government of Portugal and the City Council will make Portugal a safe place to travel and spend your future holidays.

A good way to know if the place you are staying in is safe, comes from the Clean & Safe seal provided by the Tourism Department of Portugal or from the seals provided by several other platforms such as booking.com or airbnb.com.

É de comum acordo que a padronização dos procedimentos de limpeza gera segurança para o viajante e para a equipa de limpeza de diversos estabelecimentos.

Clean & Safe Seal

Clean & Safe Seal

The seal of the Portuguese Tourism Department (Clean & Safe), once acquired, is valid for 1 year, needing to be renewed after this period. The procedures that local accommodation needs to guarantee to acquire the seal are described in the figures below:

Airbnb procedure booklet

Airbnb offers all establishments a booklet containing a 5-step cleaning procedure:

Sun with Style agrees and applies all necessary procedures to keep you, traveler, and our team safe.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see you again in 2021!