Festa de Sao do Joao (Porto, Portugal) Reviews
Description:Every year, on the 24th June, the city of Porto, in the north of Portugal, becomes lively and seemingly crazy. ... more
Festa de Sao do Joao (Porto, Portugal) ... Thousands of people come to the city centre and to the most traditional neighborhoods to pay a tribute to Saint John the Baptist, in a party that mixes sacred and profane traditions.
Newest Review: ... a mixture of religious and pagan rituals which are often very entertaining, amusing and lots of fun. Remember, it is the summer solstice, also. The streets of Porto on this day and night are very decorative with grandiose altars, colourful stalls and stages for live entertainment. The party actually begins on the day of the 23rd, St John's Eve, with a model making competition between the ... more
Customer Festa de Sao do Joao (Porto, Portugal) Reviews (1)
by - written on 10/11/11 (Very useful, 111 readings)
Having lived and travelled extensively throughout Portugal I think I can safely say that the Portuguese people are a much quieter race than their Spanish neighbours except when it comes to two events - football and festivals. Their festivals are a bit like their national football team - hit and miss. Some festivals can take up two or three days in a week during the summer months and folks will be singing, dancing, drinking and eating all day and all night long. Generally, the longer the festival lasts the better it is and one day events like the carnival in Loule in the Algarve can sometimes lack lustre due to bad planning and terrible costume designs. My favourite ... Read the complete review