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Feiras Novas

Ponte de Lima 41º 46’ 7,7” N | 8º 35’ 3,4” W
Ponte de Lima

On the second weekend of September, when the hot summer sun is preparing to say farewell, Ponte de Lima adorns itself for its largest feast - the Feiras Novas.

Celebrated since 1826, by royal regiment of D. Pedro IV and in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Feiras Novas offer the locals and the thousands of visitors who visit, three days and many other nights of color, joy, revelry and rhythm . In addition to music, folklore and fireworks, there is also time for livestock contests, horse races, ethnographic and historical processions, music bands, arts and crafts' doll processions, groups of drums and the procession that closes the cycle of the pilgrimages of the Alto Minho.

But it is the people with their joy and spontaneity, their way of doing and being at the party, the raids and the singing, the folklore on every corner of the village that makes the Feiras Novas a unique moment and a pilgrimage that is considered the "largest live congress of popular culture in Portugal" .

In 2019, the Feiras Novas will be held from September 4 to 9.

See: www.feirasnovas.pt



Associação Concelhia das Feiras Novas

Telephone: (+351) 258 900 400
E-mail: feirasnovas@cm-pontedelima.pt

Address: 
Praça da República
4990-062 Ponte de Lima



Description

On the second weekend of September, when the hot summer sun is preparing to say farewell, Ponte de Lima adorns itself for its largest feast - the Feiras Novas.

Celebrated since 1826, by royal regiment of D. Pedro IV and in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Feiras Novas offer the locals and the thousands of visitors who visit, three days and many other nights of color, joy, revelry and rhythm . In addition to music, folklore and fireworks, there is also time for livestock contests, horse races, ethnographic and historical processions, music bands, arts and crafts' doll processions, groups of drums and the procession that closes the cycle of the pilgrimages of the Alto Minho.

But it is the people with their joy and spontaneity, their way of doing and being at the party, the raids and the singing, the folklore on every corner of the village that makes the Feiras Novas a unique moment and a pilgrimage that is considered the "largest live congress of popular culture in Portugal" .

In 2019, the Feiras Novas will be held from September 4 to 9.

See: www.feirasnovas.pt

Contacts
Associação Concelhia das Feiras Novas

Telephone: (+351) 258 900 400
E-mail: feirasnovas@cm-pontedelima.pt

Address: 
Praça da República
4990-062 Ponte de Lima
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