In a year in which the current situation requires an adaptation of the usual schedule, the municipality will continue to promote the celebration with several activities, as well as cultural events and activities, some of which will be shared in real time on the municipality Facebook pages and YouTube channel.

The celebrations begin on 26 October, at 9.30pm, with a show by MONDA, at the Lagos Cultural Centre, promising a tribute of Cante Alentejano in a genuine, bright and exciting concert.

On 27 October, the official celebration of the Municipality Day 2020 will begin with the symbolic raising of the flags, followed by a speech by the Lagos Mayor, Hugo Pereira. This year without the usual presence of associations and local institutions to guarantee all health and safety measures, but allowing the public to have access to the speeches, the ceremony will be broadcast live on the YouTube page of the Municipal Assembly and the Facebook page of the municipality of Lagos.

At 11 am, the usual mass is scheduled in honour of the patron saint of Lagos, São Gonçalo, in the Church of Santa Maria. São Gonçalo was an emblematic historical figure and patron of the municipality, he left a profound mark in Lagos, visible in the places where he passed, in its history, and traditions. For this reason, information and curiosities will be shared throughout the day on the local authority’s Facebook page about such an important figure for Lacobrigenses.

Cultural activities will also be presented, with the opening of two exhibitions at the Cultural Centre. Inspired by Antoni Gaudí and Andy Warhol, Ivan Ulmann shows a new vision of reality in “Fragmented Worlds”. The trio of artists Tom Saunders, Silke Weibach and Martim Brion present the exhibition “Matéria Incertas”, a multidisciplinary project in the areas of sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography. Both exhibitions will be on display at the Cultural Centre between 27 October and 30 December.

Lagos Zoo is also associated with the commemorations of the Day of the Municipality, publicising its space and education and conservation projects. On the 27 October, entry for residents of the municipality from the age of four has a 50 percent discount, with children up to three years old having a free entry.