In Viana do Castelo, take part in the Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia, and don't miss all the processions that enliven this three-day festival in August.The town is thronged with thousands of people who come to witness Viana do Castelo honouring (...)
Celebrate the feasts of São João, the most revered saint of Oporto, held on the night of 23rd June. The feasts of São João, of pagan origin and associated with the celebration of the summer solstice, are marked by dancing, eating and fireworks.
In the beginning of May, the festivity of the crosses in Barcelos is the first annual great pilgrimage in the Alto Minho region.The town of Barcelos is filled with joy, as seen in the gestures, voices, dances, songs, traditional swirling dances of (...)
The Festival of the Trays takes place every four years; the next one will take place in July 2019. Do not miss this unique event!The blessing of the trays, the street decorations, the quilts in the windows and the throwing of flowers over the (...)
If you visit Guimarães during the first weekend in August, you will be able to enjoy the Festas Gualterianas, which have brought great life and entertainment to this city for more than a century.The high point of the celebrations is the procession (...)
In São Miguel, in the Azores, witness the Festivals of the Lord Jesus Christ. The image of the Convento da Esperança, in Ponta Delgada, is paraded on the fifth Sunday after Easter, with much fanfare and torchlight.
With a whiff of summer in the air, the Festivities of Lisbon offer a full program of entertainment activities that will invade Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, luring thousands of people into the streets. Santo António, highly respected and (...)
In September, see the festivities of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Lamego, and don't miss the Procession of the Triumph, the most symbolic point of the event.During the procession the Virgin is pulled by yoked oxen, making Lamego the only place in (...)
Festivity of the Crosses or the Festivity of the Castle
Every year in May, Monsanto celebrates the Festivity of the Crosses, also known as the Festivity of the Castle, that recalls the local population’s heroic resistance to a siege. According to tradition, the population sought refuge in the castle in (...)
Experience Holy Week in the ancient city of Braga, in the region Porto e Norte.The city is decorated with motifs related to the occasion and the passos, street-side altars, are filled with flowers and lights, complementing the sumptuousness of (...)
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