TOMAR<br />andthenext “Festival oftheTrays”<br />2-11 July 2011<br />
The Festival oftheTrays<br />The Festival oftheTrays<br />(Festa dos Tabuleiros)<br />Our Festival of the Trays is happeni...
The Festival oftheTrays<br />(Festa dos Tabuleiros)<br />
TheTrays<br />
Alltheschoolsin Tomar are working for the Festival oftheTrays.<br />Inourschool, studentshavebeenlearninghow to makepaperf...
Paperdecorations<br />
Makingflowers<br />
Thecrown<br />Each tabuleiro is topped by a crown with a dove or a cross.<br />
Makingcrowns<br />
Makingcrowns<br />
Makingcrowns<br />
Thebasket<br />The base of the tray is a basket, covered by a white cloth.<br />
Makingbaskets<br />
Makingbaskets<br />
During the Festival, all the streets are decorated in paper flowers and it takes months for local people to prepare them. ...
Decoratedstreets<br />
Decoratedstreets<br />
Decoratedstreets<br />
Decoratedstreets<br />
Decoratedstreets<br />
Decoratedstreets<br />
Eachschoolin Tomar isgoing to decorate a street for theFestival oftheTraysnextJuly.<br />Ourschoolisworking to decorateSt....
St. John Street<br />
Ourschoolandthepaperdecorations for St. John Street<br />
Ourschoolandthepaperdecorations for St. John Street<br />
Since 1991, childrenalsoplayanimportant role inthis Festival, because a weekbeforethegreatadult’sparadeofTraysthere’sthech...
Thechildren’sparade<br />
Thechildren’sparade<br />
Thechildren’sparade<br />
Theadult’sparadeoftraysisthehighestpointoftheFestival.<br />
Theadult’sparade<br />
Theadult’sparade<br />
Ourschoolandthe Festival<br />For the last Festival of the Trays (in 2007) our students and teachers created a miniature o...
The last event of the Festival:<br />the day after the big parade, meat, bread and wine – the sacred meal (Bodo or Pêza in...
Meat, breadandwine<br />
Wehopeyoucan come to TOMAR andvisitourFestival oftheTrayssome day.<br />
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  1. 1. TOMAR<br />andthenext “Festival oftheTrays”<br />2-11 July 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Festival oftheTrays<br />The Festival oftheTrays<br />(Festa dos Tabuleiros)<br />Our Festival of the Trays is happening this year from 2nd to 11th July.<br />This festival is unique not just in Portugal but in the world.<br />The highest point of the Festival is the procession where about 400 girls dressed in white carry on their heads a tray with 30 loaves. The men dress a white shirt, a tie and black trousers.<br />
  3. 3. The Festival oftheTrays<br />(Festa dos Tabuleiros)<br />
  4. 4. TheTrays<br />
  5. 5. Alltheschoolsin Tomar are working for the Festival oftheTrays.<br />Inourschool, studentshavebeenlearninghow to makepaperflowersandotherdecorations, basketsandcrowns for ourtraditional Festival.<br />
  6. 6. Paperdecorations<br />
  7. 7. Makingflowers<br />
  8. 8. Thecrown<br />Each tabuleiro is topped by a crown with a dove or a cross.<br />
  9. 9. Makingcrowns<br />
  10. 10. Makingcrowns<br />
  11. 11. Makingcrowns<br />
  12. 12. Thebasket<br />The base of the tray is a basket, covered by a white cloth.<br />
  13. 13. Makingbaskets<br />
  14. 14. Makingbaskets<br />
  15. 15. During the Festival, all the streets are decorated in paper flowers and it takes months for local people to prepare them. <br />Paper decorations in the streets are worth seeing and unforgettable. <br />
  16. 16. Decoratedstreets<br />
  17. 17. Decoratedstreets<br />
  18. 18. Decoratedstreets<br />
  19. 19. Decoratedstreets<br />
  20. 20. Decoratedstreets<br />
  21. 21. Decoratedstreets<br />
  22. 22. Eachschoolin Tomar isgoing to decorate a street for theFestival oftheTraysnextJuly.<br />Ourschoolisworking to decorateSt. John Street.<br />
  23. 23. St. John Street<br />
  24. 24. Ourschoolandthepaperdecorations for St. John Street<br />
  25. 25. Ourschoolandthepaperdecorations for St. John Street<br />
  26. 26. Since 1991, childrenalsoplayanimportant role inthis Festival, because a weekbeforethegreatadult’sparadeofTraysthere’sthechildren’sparade, inwhicheverythingis similar.<br />
  27. 27. Thechildren’sparade<br />
  28. 28. Thechildren’sparade<br />
  29. 29. Thechildren’sparade<br />
  30. 30. Theadult’sparadeoftraysisthehighestpointoftheFestival.<br />
  31. 31. Theadult’sparade<br />
  32. 32. Theadult’sparade<br />
  33. 33. Ourschoolandthe Festival<br />For the last Festival of the Trays (in 2007) our students and teachers created a miniature of the adult’s parade of trays using recycled materials.<br />
  34. 34. The last event of the Festival:<br />the day after the big parade, meat, bread and wine – the sacred meal (Bodo or Pêza in Portuguese) – blessed by the priest, are handed out to poor needy local families.<br />
  35. 35. Meat, breadandwine<br />
  36. 36. Wehopeyoucan come to TOMAR andvisitourFestival oftheTrayssome day.<br />

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