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The story of AHA, Associação dos Historiadores do Algarve

In common with many other expatriates living in the Algarve, we found when we arrived here that our knowledge of Portuguese history...

November 1 is All Saints Day which honours Christian saints. November 2 is All Souls’ Day, a day of prayer for the dead. On these days, Portuguese cemeteries are full of visiting families and I...

There was a Portuguese diplomat called Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who during WW2 reportedly saved the lives of 30,000 people, including 10,000 Jews. Sadly, this act brought him exile and...

Celebrating the seasons

Recently having divided 11 days in England between Somerset and the North where the trees were just beginning to change colour and farmers still cutting silage, it was neither summer nor autumn...

The history of Portuguese music

Luís Conceição, the vice-president of the Academia de Música in Tavira, has kindly agreed to make a presentation to members of the Algarve History Association (AHA) on Monday November 18 from 5pm...

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