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2016/05/31

In Porto, don´t miss the Feasts of São João 2016



Celebrate the feasts of São João, the most revered saint of Porto, held on the night of 23rd June.

The feasts of São João, of pagan origin and associated with the celebration of the summer solstice, are marked by dancing, eating and fireworks.

From May 21st to June 26th, Porto will celebrate its “largest festivity”. One can expect six weeks of much entertainment, with initiatives all over the city that will target all generations of locals but also all of those who visit us this time of the year. 

Despite the celebrations of São João reaching its peak on the evening of 23rd to 24th June, this festival has no longer been a one-night celebration for a long time and now it lasts six weeks with many other parties, from dance balls to street parades, runs and regattas, concerts, music and circus festivals, theatre, street entertainment, and also performative arts, contests, parades, ballons launching and many activities for children. There are so many innovations that the best you can do is take a look at this programme.

After all, you don’t want to miss anything of this great festivity called São João or all the city of Porto has to offer;)


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