Carnaval 2014: A Preview

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) - Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) – Macedo de Cavaleiros

We’re back from our carnival weekend in the region around Macedo de Cavaleiros, near Braganza and the border with Spain. We stayed in a convent, watched a parade at Macedo de Cavaleiros on Saturday night and took in the traditional Careto festivities in Podence on Sunday afternoon. Just a few pics from the parade for now, until I whittle down the huge pile (~1,500!) of files.

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) - Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) – Macedo de Cavaleiros

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) - Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal

Desfile de Carnaval Noturno (Carnival Night Parade) – Macedo de Cavaleiros

Some short videoclips (shot by Paulo) of what happens during Carnaval in Podence, a tiny village near Macedo de Cavaleiros with a tradition of Caretos — costumed pranksters.

Read more about it here: http://www.azibo.org/eng/caretosorigemeng.html


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Album: Carnaval 2014 Portugal