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                                    Santo António



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      Paul Allen-Luckman
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                                    The yearly Santo António traditional festivities
      Madeline Luckman
      copy@theportugalnews.com      and the mass wedding that are the celebration’s
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      Apt 13 • 8401-901 • Lagoa     marches, returned to Lisbon this week,
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      Rua Município de S. Domingo
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                                          very year mid-June, the
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                                    Etake over the streets of    April Revolution in 1974, the
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                                    Lisbon, filling them with grilled-  Santo António weddings are
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                                    stalls, cheery bunting, and  couples the chance to wed in a
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                                    happy people.                large joint ceremony.
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      Print-run:                    this year, their colourful floats and  year celebrated for the first time
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      18,860 copies this edition
      18,860 copies this edition    bedecked dancers battling it out  in the Santo António church, as
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                                    for the title of best        opposed to Lisbon cathedral.
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                                    neighbourhood, the parade itself  After the wedding breakfast, the
      Member of  apct               being one of the high points of  happy newlyweds hot-footed
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                                    the traditional festivities.  across town to join the marchas
                                                                                              One of the 16 Santo António brides gets a kiss from a well-wisher while paradd
                                                                                               One of the 16 Santo António brides gets a kiss from a well-wisher while parad
                                                                                               One of the 16 Santo António brides gets a kiss from a well-wisher while para
      PRODUCTION                    The popular parade flowed    populares parade.            One of the 16 Santo António brides gets a kiss from a well-wisher while para
                                                                                               One of the 16 Santo António brides gets a kiss from a well-wisher while paradd
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      Publisher:  Paul Luckman
      Publisher:                    down the city’s main Avenida da  The Santo António weddings
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      Publisher:
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      publisher@theportugalnews.com  Liberdade on Tuesday night,  were held this year for the 22nd  corporation BBC.       honeymoons is provided by the
                                    hours after 16 local couples tied  time since being reintroduced  Each couple is allowed to invite  local council through
      Editor: Brendan de Beer
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      Editor:                       the knot in the customary Santo                           20 guests to the ceremony and  partnerships and sponsorships.
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      newsdesk@theportugalnews.com                               in 1997, following a 23-year
                                    António mass wedding, another  hiatus after the 25 Abril  the wedding breakfast, which is  Wednesday was a local holiday
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      Photos:                       high point of the yearly     Revolution. They were brought  held in Lisbon’s Estufa Fria  in Lisbon, to allow the Santo
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                                    festivities in honour of Lisbon’s  back in 1997 during the  greenhouse, in the Park    António party-goers time to
      SALES MANAGER
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      SALES MANAGER                 patron saint.                                             Eduardo 7th.                 recover.
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      Sónia Seixas                  The winning neighbourhood    socialist mandate of then    Around 1,100 people are      Next in line is Porto, which will
      sales@theportugalnews.com                                  Lisbon MayorJoão Soares.
                                    float in this year’s popular  Since then, 352 couples have  enlisted every year to help the  be throwing the mother of all
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      ACCOUNTS MANAGER              marches was again Alfama, for  wed in the mass ceremony,  event go without a hitch, and lend  street parties in northern
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      Gaby Rodrigues                the third consecutive year,  which is televised to the nation.  a hand to the couples on the big  Portugal to celebrate its patron
      accounts@theportugalnews.com  followed by Bairro Alto in second  Another first is that this year the  day.           saint, São João, which is
                                    place and Madragoa, in third.  weddings were also broadcast  Everything from the brides’ and  celebrated on the night of 23
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