The Fridayhappiness Associação is a cultural and arts community that is working towards being self-sustained. The community is situated in the mountains of Monchique, Portugal surrounded by nature.
The community provides an alternative way of living with permaculture gardens, farm animals, sustainability projects, and arts and cultural workshops. It is a great place to come to meet other like-minded people passionate about sustainability and alternative living.
The community is located on 14 hectares of land, surrounded by mountains and nature all around including ponds, lakes and streams to swim in, mountains with hiking tracks and beautiful peaceful areas to sit down with a book.
Friday Pizza Party Night
We have been running a pizza night every Friday for over 8 years which has become a renowned gathering bringing together locals and travellers from all over the world.
For our members we are open from 15:00 every Friday, come along and taste our delicious hand made pizza! We also have cake, coffee and a fully stocked bar.
We have 3 separate dance stages each with a unique ambience where you can enjoy music to 06:00 from Techno, House, Reggae to Drum & Bass.
Wednesday Jam Session
Every Wednesday from 15:00 to 00:00 we hold a jam session/open deck night.
Saturday Breakfast & Bamboo Bar
Every Saturday from 10:00 our bar is open and we serve breakfast. On all other days the Bamboo Bar is open from 15:00 to 00:00.
If you are a Musician or DJ and would like to perform on a Wednesday or Friday please get in touch.
We look forward to seeing you!
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We respect all beings on earth – humans, animals, plants, water and air and we especially welcome and respect the stranger.
SHARING OUR VALUES WITH OTHERS
Sharing our values and goods with others is our expression of love, we do not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value. On the contrary, we show respect and honour towards our guests and neighbours, we give them the best treatment, the best food and the best bed. We give a portion of our good fortune to others and donate through social responsibility projects.
Our community is created by the people, for the people. We believe in a culture of independence, free from corporate logos, commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation.
RESPECT OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM
We intend to contribute to a society where the freedom to think, act and feel determines the social organisation. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can develop the cultural values of our community. The acceptance and practice of our values is an individual and voluntary act, we refuse any dogmatic indoctrination. Never disrespect other people’s religious beliefs. Do not impose your religious belief on others.
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE COMMUNITY
We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through deep personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. Meet people and free yourself from egotism, let the other grow by giving the space they need to flourish and spread the love in their hearts.
FACILITATE ART CREATION TO ENCOURAGE GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS
The human being is a creative being, capable of producing or feeling art thus connecting with a spiritual dimension. We strive to produce, promote and protect works of art in order to communicate new models fundamental to an evolving global consciousness.
We make conscious decisions regarding our actions. We assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavour to communicate civic responsibilities to our members. We assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Peace is a basic human right for all living beings. Forgive people’s mistakes since all people make mistakes. Be positive. Practise thoughts of optimism because bad thoughts lead to illnesses of the mind, body and spirit.
“There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice”