January’s Festival of the Smoked Sausage, Querenca, Algarve

Querenca village, Algarve, PortugalAt the end of January (usually the last Sunday in January), the village of Querenca is host to the first Sausage Festival of the year in Portugal.  Over a thousand people visit on this special day, enjoying the hospitality of the local community and the sights and smells of real Portuguese food and drink.

Wines, liqueurs, cakes, breads, olive oil as well as smoked sausage donated by residents (amongst other fine local food and drink) are auctioned off throughout the day to raise money for two local charities, including the local day centre for the elderly people of the village.  The celebration takes place in homage to São Luís, the patron saint of animals.

The day culminates in an explosive firework display, suitably fitting for such a celebration!

One thought on “January’s Festival of the Smoked Sausage, Querenca, Algarve

  1. Hello Leonard,

    We arrived home yesterday & the weather is bloody freezing!!!!

    Cabanas was so beautiful we had a lovely 2nd wk just relaxing & taking in what the Algarve has to offer.

    So depressing & after seeing ur comment on fb about blue skies & high temp….

    But wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all u did in marrying us in Portimao it was a lovely ceremony & everyone raved about it, we actually couldn’t have asked for it to go any better. From start to finish our day was amazing…

    It’s a shame it’s all over & we are now back to reality.

    Thanks again for all u did, you really made our day so very special xXx

    Stay in touch & keep living the algarve dream lol 🙂

    Susan, Tomo & little Zoe

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