Boa Páscoa

I love Easter in Portugal. Our tradition of many years now is to attend the Festa das Tochas in São Brás, followed by the Mãe Soberana Pequena here in Loulé. Wall-to-wall pageantry, music, beauty…what’s not to like?

I’ve written about the Festa das Tochas before, and in half an hour I need to dash out for the Mãe Soberana parade, so I’ll keep this one short and simply post my favorite photo from the morning.

Priest photographing the parade

In the middle of the parade in São Brás, this priest took a moment to whip out his camera and grab a few photos. Yes, he is representing the Church during this very old and traditional procession, but by heaven those flowers were beautiful and he was going to get a picture. So he did.

And so did I.


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 Boa Páscoa

  1. What are your favorite Portuguese dishes associated with Easter?

  2. Great capture of the .. Senhor Padre …

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