... Be sure to wear blue and take part of a blue celebration!
Portimão is decorated in blue to honour Manuel Teixeira Gomes, born in Portimão 150 years ago.
He was a remarkable man. He was a writer and a politician. He was the seventh President of Portugal, from August 1923 to December 1925. People from Portimão proudly remember this good man and dedicate this month to the celebration of his memory. Blue August is also the name of one of his books.