Top 20 great traditional festivals in Europe - Festas do Pereiro (Flower power), Portugal

03-03-2021

(Worldkings.org) Highlight: Dancing until dawn in the town square on the Saturday night, and staying for the Sunday procession of the Virgin to mass.

Once a year the narrow streets of Pereiro, a small hill town 200km north-east of Lisbon, are garlanded from wall to wall with paper flowers. This is a typical Portuguese summer festa, where the whole village celebrates its saint with homecomings, feasting and dancing. 

Pereiro has been heralded as the “capital of the flower-decked streets” but it is also a wonderful place to see the centuries-old tradition of Nossa Senhora da Saude (Our Lady of Good Health) being carried on a float through streets strewn with rosemary. 

Revellers kick off the weekend with dancing to pimba music, popular songs with bawdy lyrics, late into the night. Beer and bifanas or pregos (steak sandwiches) are served until dawn.

Highlight: Dancing until dawn in the town square on the Saturday night, and staying for the Sunday procession of the Virgin to mass.

According to en.wikipedia


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