Spring begins with the spring equinox that in the Northern Hemisphere happens in March, while in the Southern Hemisphere it occurs in September. Spring brings along longer days, higher temperatures and the hope of blossoming new beginnings.
In the Northern Hemisphere Spring has started on March 20th at 15:33. In the Southern Hemisphere, the spring equinox will take place on September 23rd at 02:03. The word "equinox" has a Latin origin, meaning "equal night", suggesting that when this astronomical event takes place both day and night are equally 12 hours-long.
Spring is all about renovation, longer and hotter days and higher expectations. The time to create something new, to look at life from an enlightening perspective and to let go from useless things.
Spring time is quite inspiring in the region of Serra da Estrela. The natural landscape becomes more enchanting than ever, covered in multi-coloured flowers. A true masterpiece of Nature!
This is the time for sheep flocks to search for healthy pastures. They will go up the Mountain in their diligent "pilgrimage" across these fertile lands. The shepherds and their happy sheep are like a brotherhood. They know all the secrets of the Mountain and all the ways lead to better destinations. Transhumance routes are crucial for understanding the unique identity of Serra da Estrela.
The wool of these sheep is the basis of the most innovative products and creations of Burel Mountain Originals, an innovative brand born in the wool-producing village of Manteigas that has rescued old wool factories and their workers, giving a new life to wool production. This global project includes outstanding accommodations such as 4-star Casa das Penhas Douradas - Burel Expedition Hotel and 5-star Casa de São Lourenço - Burel Panorama Hotel.
It's all about new beginnings. With eyes on the future. This edition celebrates the transforming power of Spring, the beauty of brand new starts and the vision of a sustainable future focused on the well-being of local communities. This is indeed the essence of Spring inspiration.