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Protest or Carnival?

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Carnival 
                          

Is it a celebration of Carnival or is it a protest against the governments austerity measures?  Probably a bit of both. Not only in Lissabon, but even in the sleepy village of São Marcos da Serra, people are getting fed up and angry with the government´s measures to master the crisis. Today, there were demonstrations of protest near the Football Club, at the church and next to the village donkey.  Here the pictures that speak for themselves. 
 
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Carnival in São Marcos da Serra

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Carnival 
                               

The children of the village celebrate Carnival 2012.


                              
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Carnaval

Posted by Marianne on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Carnival 
Loulé plays host to the oldest and most famous Carnival in Portugal.  Over 3 days, a huge procession consisting of floats, samba and entertainment groups, and giant puppets parades down the main avenue of the city of Loulé.  In parallel, a range of cultural and sporting activities take place, the highlights being the Gala Ball and Carnival Parties.

When?  6 March - 8 March
Where? Loulé - Av. José da Costa Mealha

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