Festa dos Tabuleiros: Tomar’s colourful Festival of Trays

Daniela at Festa dos Tabuleiros, Portugal

Thirty 400-gram bread rolls are weaved into a human-size, paper flower-covered tower balanced precariously atop the 748 women marching by. Hundreds of these flowery 1.5-metre high piles bob through the enchanting Central Portuguese riverside town of Tomar on the shoulders of strong local ladies. The bearers range in age from 20-something to their 80s. Some […]

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