According to a statement from the municipality: “It was the intention of the Municipality of Silves to hold the event, taking into account not only its long history but above all, the need to promote economic recovery and the normalisation of life in the area”.

In this sense, preparations for organising and holding the Feira de Todos os Santos were already underway, in the same way, that a contingency plan was being prepared for the event, in compliance with DGS health rules and recommendations.

However, the tightening of restrictions recently released by the Government and which will affect the event, made the fair impossible to stage.