Saturday, 28 May 2011

"Festas de Lisboa" the biggest celebration in town.

June is the month of Lisbon's festivities, a combination of tradition and religion that fills the streets with animation.

Concerts, parades, parties, marriages, exhibitions and theatre, all accompanied by the famous grilled sardines, in any corner of every typical quarter of Lisbon.

The highlight of these festivities are the marches of Lisbon, a popular tradition associated to the feasts of St. Anthony. Locals of the historical districts of Lisbon parade in honor of St. Anthony, singing and dancing with colorful costumes and arches.

St. Anthony is in the core of the celebration, protector of all couples. At St. Anthony's church, near the Sé Catedral, it is traditional to hold a mass wedding on the 13th of June in Lisbon.

Here are some tips of the program:

June 2nd - Fado on tram 28

June 3rd - Concert, Ana Moura at St. George's Castle

June 12th - Popular Marches, down the Avenida da Liberdade

June 17th - Concert, António Zambujo at St. George's Castle

Find out more here.

Do you need anymore reasons to visit us this June?

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