Saturday, June 16, 2012

(The Afternoon Before) The Largest Popular Festivity In Lisbon: St. Anthony Day's Eve, June 13 (4 of 5)




Once Saint Anthony is also the matchmaker, boys are supposed to offer their girlfriends potted 'manjericos' (basil 'greek') decorated with colourful paper carnations and small flags with popular love quotes.
Alfama district, Lisbon
More information on post #1

23 comments:

Dina said...

I'm starting to wish WE had this festival here.

Karl Demetz said...

Hi JM, great photos, thank you for sharing this important event with us!

VP said...

What a colorful post, I like the idea of the manjericos'...

AGMPRISMA said...

La mejor forma de tratar la tristeza es LA FIESTA, felicides ya veo que te lo pasa en grande, tus fotos son muy buenas,
el barco escuela es precioso, seguro que viene al puerto de Santander, te le haré unas fotos, jjj
Un saludo
VIVA PORTUGAL

cieldequimper said...

This is so wonderfully colourful. And I'll have big olives!

Cezar and Léia said...

Curious 2nd shot...
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

@Cezar: Actually, the fat woman in front of the sardine screen is my favourite shot on this post! :-)

Lowell said...

Stunning...those fish are sardines, heh? And boyfriends really do give their girls manjericos? What a riot of color!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm amazed at the colors, they are so vibrant! The sardine shot is the best!

Birdman said...

Me too Dina. Wish for FISH! Like that banner w/ fish.

Sharon said...

This is quite a colorful event! I love the sardine photo!

ladyfi said...

Those paper carnations are so delightful!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

St. Anthony's hospital is just a couple of blocks away from my apartment, and now I can't pass it without thinking of the wonderful festival in Portugal!!! Thanks, JM!

TexWisGirl said...

the paper carnations are a cute tradition!

Clytie said...

I am enjoying your posts on St. Anthony Day - what wonderful traditions - and gorgeous colors!

I like the 'manjericos' best!

Sylvia K said...

Your posts have been the very next best thing to being in Lisbon for St Anthony Day in person! I love all the colors and such wonderful traditions! Beautiful captures, JM, as always! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a pleasure to see the preparations for this very colourful and joyous festival JM, I too appreciate the dynamics of the first image, fantastic shot!

La Principessa Errante said...

What fabulous colors - wonderful shots!

Kay said...

Beautiful and colorful! The woman and sardine cloth is a very interesting shot, and I like the manjericos - nice tradition! Great shots, JM!

T. Becque said...

This looks like fun! And a good idea, anytime boys offer their girlfriends presents this is a good thing! (just kidding ;)

diane b said...

Love all your photos/posts on the festival. They capture the colour and customs well.

Halcyon said...

I love all these decorations. So bright!!

Randy said...

I love the photo of the woman with the fish background.