The Feast of the Senhora da Agonia - August
The Feast of the Senhora da Agonia, in Viana do Castelo, is considered the queen of the Portuguese festivals. The "cabeçudos" and "gigantones" (giant puppet heads worn by dancers) accompained by the deafening beat of the drums welcomes the dawn visitors.
The high point of religious feast comes in the afternoon with the Solemn Procession of the Senhora da Agonia.
The dazzling firework display ends the first day of the festival. The festival ends with the Serenata - a cascade of fireworks along the Eiffel Bridge.