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Porto honours Saint Bartholomew in Foz
23-08-2019

On 25 August, Porto will honour St Bartholomew, the Patron Saint of great miracles and, as is tradition in the Foz do Douro, there will be a costume parade entirely made of paper.


A sea of people is expected to line up in Foz to watch the paper parade. This artistic heritage ends up with all participants literally jumping into the sea in order to wash away all ills.

This event gathers thousands of revellers in a colourful and joyful atmosphere.

The parade departs from the Cantareira area, to the tune of the local Brass Band Foz do Douro, all the way through Passeio Alegre, Foz Velha, some areas of Avenida Brasil, the Coronel Raúl Peres and São Bartholomew streets and then to the ocean, at Praia do Ourigo.

The preparation of the costume parade involves the work of hundreds of people from local communities.

Head to Foz and enjoy this popular tradition this Sunday.