You know what the great thing is about having friends with cameras? They make videos, so you don’t have to!
My friend Karyn has put up a 3-minute video of the Festa das Tochas (which I posted about last month). She takes you on a quick tour of the floral pathway, and then the procession begins: the scouts, the young women carrying an ivy-covered cross, the bier with church relics, and finally the torch bearers shouting their call-and-response: “Ressucitou como disse! Aleluia!”
It’s a nice glimpse of a very old tradition: