Sao Bras easter photos

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Beautiful flower petals carpet the streets of São Brás - for this is how the town looks every Easter Sunday. Thousands of people flock to São Brás to see the patterns of petals lining the streets, and to watch the “Festa das Tochas Floridas”, (Flower Torches Festival) pass through the town. Celebrating the resurrection of Christ is a colourful and moving experience as the town’s men carry flowers, crying “Christ is risen”, followed by “Hallelujahs !”... and a whole procession of the town’s folk follow on behind. Enjoy the photos...


It’s Easter Sunday in São Brás, 2011

Welcome to São Brás. This is how São Brás celebrates in the Algarve, Portugal ...

photo 2 of flowers in sao bras
photo 1 of flowers in sao bras
church in sao bras
torches made of flowers
more torches made of flowers
view of the flowers in sao bras
road to the church in sao bras
girl made of flowers
sao bras street view
man walking in sao bras with his torch
the sao bras procession
men carrying their torches
The sa bras procession marches past the onlookers
street view of the procession
The colourful sao bras procession
children in the sao bras procession
torch of flowers in sao bras
procession walking the streets of sao bras
the brass band follow up the rear in sao bras
people follow the procession

Now there’s a good enough reason to come and visit São Brás at Easter next year !


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