Summer festivities – Azeitão, Portugal

Throughout the Summer everywhere in Portugal, in every little town people come together to celebrate summer, disguised as a particular saint – the patron saint from that particular town, I mean usually at least.

 Azeitão is a small town about half an hour from Lisbon, it is also my home town, and every year the festivities are the time to meet old friend, – friends you end up not seeing, otherwise, the rest of the year. It symbolises summer and some very specific food groups.

unfortunately they only last for a couple of days, and with the economy (we are after all the P in PIGS* ) they have, almost everywhere, been cut to half. This time around, the four days hardly felt enough.

Anyway I was to entertained chatting and took almost no pictures, and hardly any good ones, maybe next year I’ll do better.

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12 responses to “Summer festivities – Azeitão, Portugal

  1. But really, the first picture….I do hope that sign behind the counter has additional letters in it??? sorry…it caught my eye…. LOL

    • Hahahah I had not even noticed it – it reads Farturas which is a savoury pastery that you can fill with chocolate and other stuff or just cover with sugar and cinammon! They are really good 🙂

  2. Just discovered your blog and I am loving the photography! I like how you pointed out that this isn’t just any festival, this is your home town festival and therefore symbolizes summer and catching up with friends. Looks like you had a great time!

    • I am so glad you found my blog – and especially happy you liked what you saw! It is particularly great to catch up with friends and gives it a whole diferent feel! 🙂 thank you so much for the comment 😀

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