FOLKLORE Madeira’s folk dance Minho’s Folk dance Algarve’s Folk dance (corridinho) Ribatejo’s folk dance (fandango) Trás os Montes dances (Pauliteiros) Alentejo’s dances Azores’ folk dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkXCFtZHBvI&feature=related
“ Cabeçudos’” folklore of Barcelos “ The Seven Skirts” costume of Nazaré Banda plástica of Barcelos Traditional music instruments
Saint Anthony’s Brides Saint Anthony’s popular “Marches” The bride and groom of Minho It is traditional to get married on Saint Anthony’s day as he is the Saint of Love. In Lisbon, every year, there are hundreds of weddings on that day.
Sweetheart’s Handkerchiefs These handkerchiefs used to be made by young girls and given to their beloved boyfriends.
On the 13th May there is a big pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Fátima, People walk many kilometres to get there, usually to pay a promise to the Saint.
In Portugal there are some places where you can see bullfights. The most famous ones are: Póvoa de Varzim, Lisbon and Barrancos.
It forbidden to kill the bull on the arena.
Desfolhadas It is the act of peeling the corn’s skin . It was a very traditional Portuguese agricultural activity as well as a social event.
Vindimas ( grape picking )
The picking of the grapes is also a very traditional agricultural activity and also a social event.
Festas e Romarias
Popular festivals usually take place in the summer. Its an event that brings together religion and amusement. There is a market, music and dances together with masses and processions.