Parties and Popular Festivals

Parties and Popular Festivals

The parties and popular festivals, typical trait of popular and traditional culture, occur throughout the country all year long. The Minho region, mainly in the municipalities of Monção, Melgaço and Arcos de Valdevez, is no exception to this tradition, giving vent to emotion and joy, a healthy and fraternal coexistence with relatives and friends, singing and dancing in the church square or in the party enclosure.

Related to the ways of living and feeling of these people is folklore, which is the most genuine and colorful of the country. No party or festival worthy of the name, where folk dancers are not present. The accordion, drums and bagpipes are heard. The dances follow very old choreographic schemes involved in the work field.

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