S. João Feast
If you happen to be in Braga in June, you may enjoy a week of celebrations in honour to Saint John ( Festas de São João). 24th June is the local holiday in Braga and the most important day of the feast.
The "cabeçudos" and "gigantones" (giant puppet heads worn by dancers) accompanied by the deafening beat of the drums welcomes the dawn visitors in the feasts.
I enjoyed the international meeting of Cabeçudos and Gigantones you can see some on my photo. :)
You will enjoy the amazing fireworks and lots of more, don't miss!
- Arts and Culture
São João- St. John`s Party
On 23th night Braga celebrates (like my hometown) São João party. It`s a party where people takes plastic hammer and specific plants such as "cidreira" (sorry, don`t know how it calls in english).
You have to come to this party, only that way you can see how fun it is.
During the Holy (Passion) Week...
I was in Braga on Charcoal Thursday, feeling the importance of the day (although the Holy Week for me, an orthodox christian, was one week later), which was mirrored at the peaceful faces of the locals...
That Week is characteristic of a profound historic religiosity in the city.
This picture was taken inside the Cathedral, where you can visit the "Sacred Art Museum", with a collection of precious works of art from the 16th to the 18th cent.
- Religious Travel
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