Arraial de São João remembers old traditions in the Old City of Faro – Jornal diariOnline Região Sul

Arraial de São João remembers old traditions in the Old City of Faro - Jornal diariOnline Região Sul


The São João will be celebrated again in Faro, on the 21st and 22nd, with a camp in the wide Afonso III, in the heart of the historical area, including the traditional dancer, masts to match, popular march, eats and babies and basilicas.

With this event, which starts at 7:00 pm on both days, the municipality of Faro intends to provide "two nights of socializing and, at the same time, keep the tradition of an important popular party alive and with an immense tradition in the city."

Remember, until the first half of the 80's, St. John's Day, June 24, corresponded to the Faro municipal holiday. On St. John's Eve and day, there was always a large festive camp with masts, dancing, rosemary bonfires, streets decorated with balloons and multicolored paper flags, where it was common to sit at the doors, eating typical gastronomy like snails and grilled sardines .

"It is precisely this spirit of celebration, of popular conviviality and of returning to old memories that one intends to revive with this camp," points out the autarchy.

This festival, "a clear manifestation of popular and immaterial heritage, linked to rituals of dating, health and even legends of enchanted Moors," features the animation of local artists Cristiano Martins and Marcha da Alegria (Patacão) on the 21st , and Nestor Lozinho, on the 22nd.

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