“S. João, S. João, S. João
dá cá um balão para eu brincar”
It’s on June 23 night that people reveal their true essence, going out to celebrate the S. João festivities. You can count with a lot of animation, grilled sardines, traditional music and dancing.
S. JOÃO TRADITIONS
Would you like to know more about the traditions?
Here some of them!
Launch colorful hot air ballons
Write poems allusive to the day
Hitting the people heads with plastic hammers
Watch the firework launched in Rio Douro
S. JOÃO HISTORY
This festivity dates back to XIV century when the worship of the Sun God was celebrated by thanking the abundance of crops. It was also tradition buying a leek, which would hang on the main wall of the house until the next year to give luck. Nowadays this festivity brings people together in the traditional city places for having a great time.