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 (...)
If there’s a place to come and celebrate life, then that place is Madeira. As each year draws to a close, the end is commemorated of yet another cycle of 365 days that have been lived as intensely as our memory allows us to recall. The (...)
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 (...)
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 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 (...)
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 (...)
For almost three weeks, you will find religious festivities as well as ludic, cultural and sports activities. Thousands of light bulbs illuminate the Bom Jesus de Matosinhos Church and its square - a Nasoni work – from where the grand Senhor do (...)
The Sanjoaninas, which take place in June, are the biggest popular festivities in the Azores and offer a visiting card for many tourists who journey to Terceira island, in order to partake in and share local traditions and customs.The Sanjoaninas (...)
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 (...)
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