Costumes & Popular Saints

June is the month of Portuguese "Popular Saints". This is an old tradition, we celebrate S. Pedro, S. António and S. João. We celebrate this popular saints with a type of street parades we call "Marchas".
In each city that celebrates the Saints, there´s an organized parade. People get dressed in special Costumes made only for this occasion and streets are decorated with paper crafts. In some cities there´s a competition among different neighborhoods. For this contests, each neighborhood creates a special song and costume.
In my country, popular Saints is a very special occasion, the major cities' contests are broadcast live on TV. When I was younger I used to participate in this festivals doing paper flowers to decorate the streets. It was so much fun.

2 comentários:

Monica said...

hello Mize! here's wishing you a wonderful weekend *hugssss*

Mizé said...

Hi Monica.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs xx