PIPA visits Tavira - Portugal National Day January from 14 to 16 - Photo report

From the 14th to the 16th of January 2011 the Portuguese National Days took place in Tavira. PIPA and a few top fanciers from Belgium and the Netherlands were invited to visit this 38th National Days.

The National Days take place in a different province every year. This time it was the turn of Tavira, so in the province Algarve. Next year it is the turn of another province. This means that every province has the chance to organise this event and it is not the same fanciers who have to travel a great distance every year in order to visit this fair. A good system in itself, except for when the fair takes place in one of the furthest provinces in the country, then there are some fanciers who stay away because of the distance.

The Algarve is known as being in the extreme south of Portugal, yet it was allowed to welcome more than 10.000 visitors this weekend! With the number of fanciers in Portugal between 15.000 and 20.000 this was logically seen as a great success.

There were many exhibitors, including both the international well-known companies as local well-known and less well-known Portuguese fanciers of companies.

Here below you can find a photo report with comments added regularly. Place close attention to the “Pigeon Villages”, a fantastic initiative from the Provincial pigeon club in the Algarve to promote the pigeon sport. In the photo report you can read more about it.