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Marchas Populares: Exhibition 2017

Popular Festivities

Meo Arena

This event has already happened
02 — 04 Jun - 2017

9.30pm

Meo Arena

This event has already happened
02 — 04 Jun - 2017

9.30pm

Popular Marches, ingrained in DNA’s Festas de Lisboa, are always one of it’s highlights. Nowadays they are a popular tradition, though when they were conceived in the 1930s they were the brainchild of agents connected to the Estado Novo. However, the people of Lisbon took ownership of this festivity and made it their tradition, which is the sole reason for its success and longevity.

An army of people (including rehearsers, costume designers and makers, the band and, of course, marchers) work assiduously all year round to ensure the parade is absolutely spectacular, in a collective and often voluntary effort.

2 june
Infantil “A Voz do Operário”,
São Vicente, Penha de
França, Benfica, Madragoa,
Santa Engrácia, Carnide,
Belém

3 june
Mercados, Bairro Alto,
Olivais, Castelo, Campo
de Ourique, Bela Flor –
Campolide, Ajuda, Marvila

4 june
Santa Casa, Graça,
Mouraria, Alfama, Alto do
Pina, Bica, Alcântara