"If the epidemiological situation remains at current levels, the municipality and the health delegate consider that there are conditions for these two festivities, which are already being prepared," the councillor for Culture in the Nazaré Chamber, Manuel Sequeira, told Lusa agency.
According to the councillor, "there are no public limitations foreseen", since, "if the situation worsens, the option will be the cancellation of the festivities, already taken care of in the contracts that are being made".
In a note to the editorial staff, the Chamber stated that New Year's Eve will be celebrated, on the night of December 31, with a concert by the musical group “Função Publika” and music from the 80s, with DJ Paulo Mendes and MarkSound.
The party will culminate with the traditional fireworks over the sea.
As is tradition, after the end of the year party, Nazaré, in Leiria district, will start the new year with a Carnival ball, when it will present the 2022 Kings and the General March, during the early afternoon of January 1st.
Considered “one of the most awaited parties by Nazaré”, Carnival was the last event to take place in 2019, before the covid-19 containment measures, which dictated the cancellation of events with a large concentration of public.
The resumption of the festivities “is a way of contributing to the recovery of the local economy”, said Manuel Sequeira, stressing that, “through the Social Emergency Fund, the municipality is aware of the strong impact of the pandemic on the income of companies and commerce”.
Although "last summer there was already a significant increase, the executive understands that it is necessary to move forward with initiatives that help people recover financially."
The schedule of the festivities includes the holding of traditional street dances, an exhibition at the Cultural Center of Nazaré about Carnival and the parades on Sunday and Tuesday.