Festa das Tochas video

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:

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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4 Responses to Festa das Tochas video

  1. Ana_ñ says:

    No fair to the musicians, you forgot to mention the band!
    Very nice 🙂

  2. Tracy Walker says:

    The music at the beginning reminded me a lot of John Philip Souza-style marches. Cool video!

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