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Carnival in Famalicão (North)

It's said that the Carnival of Famalicão is unique in the Country. It's a Carnival that is nothing excessive, but genuine, surprising and that unfolds naturally.

Those who have celebrated the Carnival of Famalicão in previous years have never traded it for any other.

The celebration of the Carnival in this city was born with the will of the local inhabitants, who every year go out in the street en masse and incarnate several characters. This celebration in Famalicão is recent, but with the passage of a few years, it has gained strength and nowadays it's very popular.

It's a party that is chosen by many revelers to celebrate Carnival with joy and creativity.

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Ovar (Center)

The Carnival in Ovar is an event that is expected all year. It's a party that attracts thousands of people to this region.

The most celebrated days are the Day of the Carnival Parade (Fat Sunday and Carnival Tuesday) and the night of Monday. These days attract revelers from all over the country not only to enjoy themselves but also to see the parade that was prepared all year round.

In this preparation the masked ones reunite with their families, to construct themselves the masks, costumes, and the allegorical cars.

It is a very lived Carnival, full of color, fantasy, exoticism, and creativity. This is undoubtedly one of the best carnivals in the country.

This year the Carnival in Ovar is celebrated from the 1st to the 5th of March.

Mealhada (Center)

By the Mealhada the party is also nice. In times those responsible for the Carnival in this region invite someone famous of the Brazilian Carnival or some public figure.

Nowadays, Carnival is celebrated in a more local way where local products, especially those of greater importance, are valued. This part of the country has four wonders: piglets, water, wine, and bread.

Moreover, it's a carnival with great joy where you can also find samba schools that have trained all year to have a good performance for these days of celebration.

Torres Vedras

For those who are in Lisbon, did you know that Torres Vedras is only 50 minutes away from Lisbon? And is the most Portuguese Carnival in the country?

If you like Carnival, Torres Vedras is the ideal place to celebrate the event. The celebration on these sides is done with allegoric cars (plastic qualities are used to represent satire of national and international current affairs), matrafonas (men who dress as women), and the famous cabeçudos (dolls with 3-4 meters with a head made of paper pulp) that are accompanied by the "Zés-Pereiras".

This is a celebration that no one is indifferent. The launching of "Cocotes" (objects made of paper and remains of sawdust and rubber) is common in Torres Vedras.

On Saturday of Carnival, at night, the groups that have masked have the opportunity to participate in the parade of the party where in the end the winning group is elected.

It's a Carnival that takes place in the center of the city, with much excitement and is waiting for you from 1th to 6th March.

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Lisboa Carnival

This year the Carnival in Lisbon is celebrated more than half of the month, so there will be no excuses for not to go.

Chapitô has been organizing a carnival parade that has lasted for ten years. This year's parade is inspired by the times we live today and promises a lot of fun, music, and circus.

The parade starts at 3:00 pm on March 2 and the tickets are free for residents of Lisbon.

The Príncipe Real Garden will be marked by the spirit of Pernambuco with the carnival block Baque Virado. The parade follows in the direction of Cais do Sodré and it's scheduled for 4 pm.

At the Quiosque da Ribeira das Naus at Cais do Sodré, the group Carnaval Bué Tolo will take your music to the street, very samba, a lot of funk and a lot of parties is what is expected of this group.

Besides the Carnival, you can enjoy and visit different places and attractions in our beautiful capital. Lisbon activities that you can do.



Thousands of people come to watch this Carnival in the south of the country. The tradition has more than a century, and in Loulé it is one of the most important celebrations.

The parade takes place at Avenida José da Costa Mealha and this year the organization's mission is to make this event more environmentally sustainable using 100% biodegradable paper cups.

The parade will count with many circus artists where they can be seen, trapeze artists, clowns, and all those who are part of this party. There will be used 14 allegorical cars that have had the help of the associations of the city.

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