Folklore and traditions

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Folklore and traditions

  1. 1. 9-Folklore and Traditions FOLKLORE Trás os Montes dances (Pauliteiros) Minho’s Folk dance Alentejo’s dances Madeira’s folk dance Algarve’s Folk dance (corridinho) Folklore and Traditions
  2. 2. “ Cabeçudos’” folklore of Barcelos Banda plástica of Barcelos “ The Seven Skirts” costume of Nazaré Traditional musical instruments 9-Folklore and Traditions
  3. 3. Minho’s bride and groom 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. Saint Anthony’s popular “Marches” Saint Anthony’s Brides 9-Folklore and Traditions
  4. 4. Sweetheart’s Handkerchiefs These handkerchiefs used to be made by young girls and given to their beloved boyfriends. 9-Folklore and Traditions
  5. 5. Pilgrimages 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. 9-Folklore and Traditions
  6. 6. Bullfights 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 in the arena . 9-Folklore and Traditions
  7. 7. Desfolhada It is the act of peeling the corn’s skin . It was a very traditional Portuguese agricultural activity as well as a social event. 9-Folklore and Traditions
  8. 8. Vindimas ( grape picking ) The picking of the grapes is also a very traditional agricultural activity and also a social event. 9-Folklore and Traditions
  9. 9. 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. 9-Folklore and Traditions

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