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2015/08/18

Don´t miss in Viana do Castelo the Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia 2105



In Viana do Castelo, take part in the Feasts of Nossa Senhora da Agonia , and don't miss all the processions that enliven this three-day festival in August.

The festival takes place on the 20th and the following weekend. At the costume event, which was first held in the public garden in 1931, attractive young girls and boys adorn themselves in richly colourful traditional costumes, and you may be lucky enough to enjoy exquisite wedding dresses and traditional embroidered Mordoma and Lavradeira costumes, as well as the beautiful filigree pieces, known as Viana gold.

The town is thronged with thousands of people who come to witness Viana do Castelo honouring the Virgin of Agony, invoked by the fishermen to make the sea more favourable to them.


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