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.
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 (...)
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 (...)
Recalling the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, Holy Week in Óbidos is considered one of the most impressive religious manifestations in the western region and attracts many people to this town united by devotion and culture.The festivities begin (...)
Carnival officially begins on the Friday before Lent and only ends on Shrove Tuesday, with the whole island being caught up in the intense and contagious liveliness. The Carnival festival in Madeira is one of the region’s liveliest festivals. (...)
In Madeira, springtime is honoured like a queen, being crowned with the Flower Festival, held every year after Easter. In celebrating springtime and the exuberance of the flowers that typically bloom in that season, and here with even greater (...)
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