There are only a few dates of the year that are so incredible they leave deep, marvelous marks in my memory. For me, March 19 is Paulo Coelho’s day, when the author, whose most famous novel is The Alchemist, honors Saint Joseph with a big celebration, each year in a different location around the world. Prayer, faith, friendship, art and music meet in this special gathering, giving life to the most memorable party.This March, Paulo invited 120 of his close friends to Fortaleza de Guincho a Cascais, near Lisbon, in Portugal. In the years past, he had organized the parties in Turkey, Italy, Greece, France, Spain. This year, he also celebrated the launch of his new book, “Adultery” with a press conference for journalists who came from all over the world. The strength of these celebrations is the unique way in which Paulo makes these days special to all his friends by transmitting a strong feeling of hope and unity. These sentiments stay with his guests for a while, even after they go to back to their everyday lives.