The commemoration of the tradition of Banho 29 dates back to ancient times and marks the end of summer, believing the popular that the purifying sea bath on August 29 was worth 29 baths and warded off demons. Currently, the date is the reason for many parties that invite residents and visitors to remember the tradition.
Anticipating Banho 29, the Cais da Solaria and Praia da Batata will host on August 26 and 27 another edition of Lagos Summer Fest – Youth Festival, an event promoted by (A) Garra – Associação Jovem de Lagos with the support of the municipality. The 26th will be dedicated to the "Fusion Lagos Sunset Color Party", with concerts of artists Miguel Azevedo, Dupla Mete Cá Sets, Dagô & Tuneado and DJ TobyONE. On August 27, with the theme "City at Night", it will be the turn of artists Pete tha Zouk, DJ Hericson and DJ Just.
The 29th of August begins with the historical recreation by the Lagos Study Center along Avenida dos Descobrimentos and Praia da Batata during the morning, recalling the times when people came from their rural villages with food and drinks for the famous bath.
At 6pm, the celebration takes place between the Cais da Solaria and the Jardim da Constituição. In addition to music and dance entertainment, this edition will feature two traditional contests – one regarding "Tradition and Community" (rules of participation and registrations until August 29 here) and one regarding "Fashion and Innovation" (rules of participation and registrations until August 20 here), the latter a novelty of the event, being dedicated to stylists and fashion designers. Both contests involve monetary prizes for the top three winners.
Well before the emblematic night bath, the highlight of the day will be a concert from Toy, a Portuguese musician accustomed to animating crowds with hits such as "Coração não tem idade" or "Verão e amor", with DJ Rhythm closing the night.
Bath 29 will also be celebrated in Praia da Luz in an event organized by the Luzense Recreational, Cultural Sports Club with the support of the municipality. There will be music for all tastes, with the presence of three stages on the same night. The program will be revealed very soon.
All events are free to attend. With so much celebration and entertainment at Bath 29, all that is missing is your presence!
For more information, visit www.cm-lagos.pt.